Finally, one of the ‘90s iconic teen love teams will reunite on screen via an original TV production titled Flordeliza on ABS-CBN. Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin, who became household favorites for comedic love stories back then, have returned to the network where their careers began, and are both eager to show more mature and dramatic roles.
“Jolina and Marvin are known for their romantic-comedy projects. But over the years, we saw them grow as individual actors and both of them earned awards of their own. And here in Flordeliza, they will take their love team to the next level. Both of them will take on serious roles and perform heavy dramatic scenes,” said series director Wenn Deramas at a news conference on Wednesday night.
“Our series is a touching tale about two families. It focuses on two mothers and their respective daughters, who will be drawn closer by love but torn apart by one sad truth,” Direk Wenn explained about their series that will remind TV viewers about the important role of the family in molding the hearts and minds of children.
The title Flordeliza is based on the names of the lead characters Florida (Jolina) and her daughter Flor (Ashley Sarmiento), and Elizabeth (Desiree del Valle) and her child Liza (Rhed Bustamante).
“Flordeliza is one project that you cannot turn down because of its beautiful story, great director and talented cast,” said Marvin. “The viewers will see a new Marvin and Jolina tandem, who like our characters in the series, are also parents who always put their children’s welfare first above all else.”
“Unlike before, our romantic moments now have depth. Because in Flordeliza, the stars are not just me, Marvin, Desiree and the kids, but also, more importantly, our story itself and the concept of family,” said Jolina.
Completing the “Flordeliza” cast are Carlo Aquino, Elizabeth Oropesa, Tetchie Agbayani and Juan Rodrigo. It is also under the direction of Tots Sanchez-Mariscal 4th.
“For this kind of story, we really needed a pair of actors who have that certain magic on screen. And there’s no doubt, as the audience are bound to see, that Jolina and Marvin still have that to this very day,” concluded Direk Wenn.
Flordeliza’s airing date will be announced soon on ABS-CBN.