GMA Network unveiled last Monday (August 19) a heartwarming tale about family and love among siblings with the Afternoon Prime series Prima Donnas.
The original drama is headlined by one of the country’s best kontrabidas and excellent character actress Katrina Halili as Lilian Madreal; former Bubble Gang mainstay and hunk celebrity dad Wendell Ramos as Jaime Claveria; veteran and award-winning actress Ms. Chanda Romero as Lady Primarosa Claveria; basketball legend and well-loved comedian and actor Benjie Paras as Agaton; fast-rising teen star Elijah Alejo as Brianna; and 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival and Gawad Pasado Awards 2019 Best Supporting Actress and one of the industry’s formidable and multi-awarded actresses Ms. Aiko Melendez as Kendra Fajardo.
Highly-talented Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro plays a special role as Maita Claveria, Jaime’s wife and the mother of the three Donnas.
Playing equally vital roles are three of GMA’s brightest and sought-after teen stars Jillian Ward as Donna Marie, Althea Ablan as Donna Belle, and Sofia Pablo as Donna Lyn.
Here’s the Central Plot of Prima Donnas
Married couple Jaime (Wendell), the sole inheritor to the affluent Claveria Group of Companies, and Maita (Glaiza) find it difficult to bear a child. The couple then hired Lilian (Katrina), the daughter of their most trusted house helper, to be the surrogate mother of their unborn offspring. Lilian accepts the proposal and later on gives birth to three beautiful girls named Donna Marie (Jillian), kindhearted and driven; Donna Belle (Althea), ambitious and strong-willed; and Donna Lyn (Sofia), soft-spoken and the mediator between the two.
Life takes an unexpected turn for the three Donnas when Kendra (Aiko), Lady Prima’s ambitious executive assistant who has been eyeing Jaime and the Claveria fortune, will stop at nothing to get a hold of all of Claveria’s wealth and Jaime’s affection at the expense of the three young heiresses.
Family secrets, grudging relatives, and an endless pursuit of their real identity – will the bond of the three Donnas remain strong amidst the many challenges’ life throws at them?
The show’s creative team is composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Unit Head Dode Cruz; Concept Consultant Kit Langit; Concept Creator Maria Zita Garganera; Headwriter Luningning Interino-Ribay; writers Borgy Danao, Mike Ladera, Kuts Enriquez.
This original series is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Redgynn S. Alba and Executive Producer Marissa Hilario.
Under the helm of esteemed director and actress Gina Alajar, catch the world premiere of Prima Donnas beginning August 19, after Hanggang Sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko, on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International.