MULAWIN VS. RAVENA
Mulawinvs. Ravena, the sequel to the highly successful 2004 GMA-7 fantasy series Mulawin, aired its pilot episode on May 22.
The original fantaserye, about half-human and half-bird breeds known as Mulawins and Ravenas, had Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin in the lead roles. The muchanticipated comeback of the TV series now has Dennis Trillo in the lead role, reprising his darkhearted character Gabriel in the original series. In the sequel, he is now the king of Halconia, the kingdom of the Ravenas.
The new series, which replaced Encantadia, has a stellar cast that includes Heart Evangelista (as Alwina, the character originally played by Angel Locsin), Carla Abellana (as Aviona, originally played by Bianca King), Bianca Umali (as Lawiswis, originally played by child star Sam Bumatay), Miguel Tanfelix (who reprises his role as Pagaspas in the original show), and Lovi Poe (as Magindara, a new character in the plot). Regine Velasquez also joins the cast as Sandawa, a recurring goddess character and the mother of Lovi Poe’s character Magindara.
The sequel—as well as the original series—was created by Don Michael Perez and directed by Mulawin director Dominic Zapata (who had Lore Reyes as co- director in the original series).•
What Magindara (Lovi Poe’s character) will bring to the life of the king of Halconia (Dennis Trillo) is still a mystery. What’s clear, for now, is that she has the sexiest costumes among the cast—and, of course, a lovely face that matches those costumes.
The rest of the cast, playing new characters as well, are Derrick Monasterio, Bea Binene, Kiko Estrada, Wyn Marquez, Dion Ignacio, Chynna Ortaleza, Valerie Concepcion, Charee Pineda, David Licauco, Joko Diaz, Roi Vinzon, TJ Trinidad, Bobby Andrews, Angelu de Leon, Ariel Rivera, and Ms. Nova Villa.