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Kapuso teen stars assembles for upcoming new GMA TV series – Strawberry Lane!

The plot of the new teen series explores the inspiring life, hopes and dreams of four teenage girls played by Bea Binene (Clarissa), Kim Rodriguez (Jack), Joyce Ching (Dorine) and Joanna Marie Tan (Lupe), highlighting the importance of friendships and good-old family values.

Rita De Guzman, Jeric Gonzales, Kiko Estrada, Kim ROdriguez, Joyce Ching, Joanna Marie Tan, Bea Binene and Jake Vargas
Rita De Guzman, Jeric Gonzales, Kiko Estrada, Kim ROdriguez, Joyce Ching, Joanna Marie Tan, Bea Binene and Jake Vargas

During a conference held at the GMA Network center last Saturday, the four lead stars of ‘Strawberry Lane’ said that their characters in the series all grew up in a shelter and ‘Strawberry Lane’ is an area inside the shelter where they usually hang-out.  Picking-up from that statement, I asked GMA Associate Producer Ms. Jocelyn Palaypay if the ‘Strawberry lane’ is going to be like a new version of the 1999 teen-oriented ABS CBN show ‘Tabing Ilog’ (Kaye Abad, John Lloyd Cruz, Jodi Sta. Maria, Paula Peralejo, Baron Geisler, Patrick Garcia, Desiree Del Valle, Paolo Contis and Anna Larucea) which was also based on the hit American series ‘Dawson’s Creek’.

Joanna Marie Tan, Joyce Ching and Kim Rodriguez
Joanna Marie Tan, Joyce Ching and Kim Rodriguez

Ms. Jocelyn said that aside from the setting, Strawberry Lane’s story is very different from ‘Tabing-Ilog’ because it focuses more on the friendships between the four lead characters rather than the usual boy-girl relationship angle.  Of course, there’s going to be a part in the story that will probably include that since Bea’s real-life boyfriend Jake Vargas will also be in the series, as well as handsome bachelors Kiko Estrada and Jeric Gonzales.

Bea Binene and Jake Vargas
Bea Binene and Jake Vargas
Kim Rodriguez and Kiko Estrada
Kim Rodriguez and Kiko Estrada

However, Ms. Jocelyn stressed that the weight of the story will fall on family, friendships and achieving dreams.  She also added that aside from being an entertaining drama series, Strawberry Lane will also be filled with positive inspirations.  The four friends will show viewers the beauty in everything and the brighter side of even the most horrible situation.

Jeric Gonzales
Jeric Gonzales

Also joining the cast of teen stars is singer-actress Rita De Guzman and an ensemble of great actors like Sunshine Dizon, Christian Bautista, TJ Trinidad, Chanda Romero and Sheryl Cruz.

Rita De Guzman
Rita De Guzman

Directed by Don Michael Perez, Strawberry Lane premieres on September 15 after 24 Oras.

Kiko Estrada, Bea Binene and Jake Vargas
Kiko Estrada, Bea Binene and Jake Vargas

 

 

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