ABS-CBN premieres its newest and heartwarming primetime family drama Annaliza, topbilled by rising teleserye princess Andrea Brillantes with an ensemble of today’s most respected young actors, beginning on May 27 (Monday) before TV Patrol.
The classic 80s soap opera returns to television and is set to launch the career of child actress Andrea, who has proven her acting prowess by playing remarkable roles as Princess in E-Boy, young Jessy Mendiola in Sabel and Paraiso, young Kim Chiu in Ina Kapatid Anak, and young Andi Eigenmann in Kahit Puso’y Masugatan.
Annaliza also marks blockbuster actor Zanjoe Marudo’s first ever portrayal as a father in the small screen and serves as the comeback soap for 90s teen superstars Patrick Garcia and Carlo Aquino, whose acting skills were again noticed by the public after their respective cameo appearances in Apoy sa Dagat and Dugong Buhay.
Follow the story of Annaliza, a young girl with a very kind heart who will be raised by a foster father Guido (Zanjoe).
When she is still a baby, Annaliza will be stolen from her biological and wealthy parents—the restopreneurs Lazaro (Patrick) and Isabel (Denise Laurel). It is Stella (Kaye Abad), Lazaro’s avenging ex-lover, who has the baby stolen with the help of her suitor Makoy (Carlo).
Afraid of being caught red-handed, Makoy leaves the child to his best friend Guido, a fishport worker. Despite his average and simple life, Guido wholeheartedly accepts Annaliza and raises her as his own daughter.
Annaliza begins to endure challenges and hardships in her young life when Guido eventually marries Stella and leaves for Saudi in hopes of giving them a better life. But fate rewards Annaliza's innate goodness by bringing her closer to Isabel and Lazaro, not knowing they are her true parents.
How will Annaliza discover her true identity? How will she suffer in the hands of Stella? In the end, who will she choose? Her true parents who want to make up for the lost time or the man who raised her and treated her as his own?
Also included in the cast are Khalil Ramos, Sue Ramirez, Kiko Estrada, Shy Carlos, Kyline Alcantara, Jillian Aguila, and Reign Tolentino.
Annaliza is under the direction of Theodore Boborol and Cathy Camarillo and under the supervision of award-winning director and new ABS-CBN business unit head Ruel S. Bayani.
Don’t miss the premiere of Annaliza this May 27 (May 27) before TV Patrol in ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For updates, like the show’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Annaliza2013 or follow @Annaliza2013 on Twitter and share your thoughts using the hashtag #Annaliza.