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LOOK: Partial cast for GMA Network’s upcoming series ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’ has been revealed!

Joining San Jose, Forteza, and Trillo are Rocco Nacino and Andrea Torres.

A partial cast for GMA Network’s upcoming historical portal fantasy series titled Maria Clara at Ibarra has been revealed.

On July 8, GMA Network announced that Julie Anne San Jose, Barbie Forteza, and Dennis Trillo to topbill the new Kapuso series featuring a new perspective on Jose Rizal’s novels.



Trillo will play Ibarra from the works of Rizal.

“Naisip ko na macha-challenge na naman ako dito sa role na pinagkaloob sa akin ng GMA. Siyempre sobrang grateful dahil pinagkaloob nila, pinagkatiwala nila sa akin ang napakahalagang historical role na kapupulutan ng aral ng maraming makakapanood nito,” Trillo shared.

San Jose will portray the role of Maria Clara. While Forteza will also play the latter’s character in the modern time.

“Isa siya sa mga icons talaga ng Pilipinas at tumatak sa ating mga Pilipino. Napakalaking karangalan po,” San Jose said.

“Mahirap mag-transition from the present time tapos makikibagay ka sa 1884 na era. Mahirap din talaga ‘yun,” Forteza stated.

Joining San Jose, Forteza, and Trillo are Rocco Nacino and Andrea Torres.

Nacino will play as Elias.

“Kinakabahan po ako dito kasi malalim po ‘yung Tagalog. Sa Singapore po ako lumaki so pagbalik ko dito sa Pilipinas, isa po ‘yan sa mga subjects na nahirapan po talaga ako, Noli at El Fili,” he said.

While Torres will portray the character of Sisa.

“Definitely po may pressure talaga. Ang dami mong dapat paghandaan. Ang dami mong mga range ng emosyon na dapat na mapakita,” she shared.

Maria Clara at Ibarra follows the story of Klay, a nursing student excited to leave the country to work abroad.



One day, Klay will find herself in the world of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere ni Rizal. She will meet Maria Clara, Ibarra, and other characters in the novel.

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