In Photos: The Cast Members of ABS-CBN's "Darna" Series
The cast members of "Darna: The TV Series" have been revealed, except for the one who will play the role of snake-haired supervillain Valentina
The cast members of ABS-CBN's upcoming Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series were revealed on October 5 through a live-streamed event. The announcement was made from one of the ABS-CBN sound stages in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, where Darna: The TV Series will start production in November.
In December last year, during the "Star Magic Shines On" contract signing event, Jane de Leon was announced to star as Darna in the said series after its supposed movie production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was in July 2019 when Jane was revealed to have been the chosen one to play the iconic role, handpicked from a roster of almost 300 celebrities who auditioned for it.
When ABS-CBN announced that the Darna project will push through as a series, with Jane de Leon still leading the cast as the well-loved Pinoy superhero, ABS-CBN COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes said, "Masaya po kaming ibalita sa inyong lahat. Tuloy na tuloy na po ang paglipad ni Darna. Ang gaganap bilang Darna ay walang iba kung 'di si Ms. Jane de Leon, na patuloy na nagpapakita ng sipag at determinasyon sa paghahanda sa muling paglipad ni Darna."
On her 39th birthday last August 12, Iza Calzado was revealed to also portray the role of the iconic Darna. As Narda's (Jane) mom, Iza will be the first Darna in the series and will be the one to pass the magical stone that will transform Narda into the great Pinay superhero.
Finally, on October 5, the other cast members of the much-awaited Darna: The TV Series were introduced, led by Joshua Garcia as the male lead (police officer Brian Samonte Robles) and Zaijan Jaranilla as Ding, Narda's brother and Darna's sidekick.
Check out the gallery below to see who else are part of the cast of Darna: The TV Series:
Jane de Leon
Darna: The TV Series will be directed by Chito Roño, with Avel Sungpongco as the second director.
But there's one major role that's yet to be announced. Fans are curious about who will play the role of the famous snake-haired supervillain Valentina.
ABS-CBN conducted a Facebook poll, asking netizens who they want to portray the character of Valentina. The actresses whose names were brought up in the comments section include Dimples Romana, Julia Montes, Jessy Mendiola, Ivana Alawi, Janine Gutierrez, and Lovi Poe.
Who do you think is perfect for this role?
Lead photos from @abscbnpr