Comediennes Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros will team up for the first time to show viewers the beauty of life and friendship in ABS-CBN’s newest primetime series We Will Survive, which starts airing on Monday, February 29.
Pokwang and Melai will portray two childhood friends who grew up in Bicol who, despite having different personalities, are brought together by life’s unfair certainties and painful experiences.
It will be produced by the team behind feel-good dramas Be Careful With My Heart, Dream Dad, and Ningning—all helmed by veteran director Jeffrey Jeturian.
“That’s how life is, right? No matter what we go through, whatever tragedy we face, we Filipinos will survive,” said Pokwang.
“Viewers need to watch this because it’s a unique offering on primetime. They will get inspiration and good vibes from the program,” added Melai.
In the story, Pokwang plays Wilma, a reserved beauty salon worker and the breadwinner of her family. She faces one of the biggest challenges in her life when her boyfriend leaves her, unable to commit to marriage because of her family.
Meanwhile, Melai is Maricel, a bubbly and charming manager at a hotel who lost her parents at an early age and was raised by her grandmother. She experiences her first heartbreak when she finds out that her boyfriend is gay.
Together, the two will help each other survive their personal disasters.
Also in the cast are Josh De Guzman, Carlo Aquino, Jeric Raval, Bea Saw, Regine Angeles, Viveika Ravanes, Bing Davao, Alcris Galura, Maris Racal, Joshua Zamora, McCoy De Leon, and Vangie Labalan.