FAMAS Best Child Actress topbills TFC’s newest Fantaserye

Quezon City, Philippines, April 30, 2012--ABS-CBN is all set to make the biggest splash this summer as its newest fantaserye "Aryana" joins the winning roster of prime drama series.

 Topbilled by 2008 FAMAS Best Child Actress Ella Cruz, the much-awaited fantasy tale features the adventures of a typical teenager named Aryana (Ella) whose life makes a full twist on her 14th birthday as a dark curse turns her into a mermaid.

According to Ella, doing "Aryana" is a fulfillment of her ultimate dream. "It has always been my childhood dream to be an actress and to star in my own teleserye in ABS-CBN. When I saw Ate Julia (Montes) and Kathryn (Bernardo) doing their own shows, I told myself that I want to have my own someday," said the former “Goin’ Bulilit” child star who recently made a mark among TV viewers in her portrayal as the young Cristine Reyes in the top-rating drama series "Dahil sa Pag-ibig."

 Ella added that Kapamilya viewers will surely enjoy the ride with Aryana as she takes everyone to the challenging world of humans and the colorful paradise of the mermaids. Ella said that aside from its unique plot it has values to share. “Our show will also teach its viewers different lessons on family, love, and environmental awareness.” 

Together with Ella in "Aryana" is its powerhouse cast composed of Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Giselle Toengi, Rustica Carpio, Lotlot de Leon, Bianca Manalo, Chokoleit, Michelle Vito, David Chua, Boom Labrusca, Marvin Yap, Louise Abuel, and Paul Salas. It is under the direction of Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano.

Don’t miss the premiere of the much-awaited fantaserye of ABS-CBN, “Aryana,” on TFC’s cable service in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Japan and other parts of Asia sometime this May.  Aryana is also set to launch via TFC’s satellite service in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Australia and Guam this May.  In addition, Aryana will be enjoyed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan via TFC’s video-on-demand service.  For interested parties, contact your nearest dealer or visit  



Kane Errol Choa, ABS-CBN Corporate Affairs & PR Director

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With additional text by Marianne de Vera