GMA Pinoy TV ushers in the New Year with an original afternoon offering about a young girl’s quest on confronting a dark curse that lies within her. Join Tween star Louise delos Reyes as she shows off her acting chops in the compelling drama titled ALAKDANA beginning January 26.
This new series marks Louise’s first lead role after she charmed audiences as one of the phenomenal Kapuso Tween Royalties in Reel Love. As she breathes life to the character of Adana who is born with a scorpion tail on her body, Louise will be joined by an A-list roster of cast headlined by Jean Garcia as Teresa, Adana’s devoted mother; Matthew Mendoza as Vergel, Adana’s father; Jobelle Salvador as Zoila, owner of the golden scorpion; and three equally admired leading men who will become Louise’s love interests in the show: Paulo Avelino as Billy, Adana’s one true love; Ritchie Paul Gutierrez as Gabriel, Billy’s best friend who will also fall for Adana; and introducing newcomer Alden Richards as Joma, childhood friend of Adana who is secretly in love with her.
Joining the cast of Alakdana are Ian de Leon as Rico, Adana’s policeman friend turned enemy;Racquel Montesa as Ate Olga, Teresa’s aunt; Karla Estrada as Madam
Greta, Billy’s mother;Joanna Marie Tan as Veronica, Zoila’s daughter; Eunice Lagunsad as Weng, Adana’s confidant; and with the special participations of Perla Bautista as Inay Ising, Adana’s grandmother and Junee Gamboa as Ermitanyo.
Alakdana opens with the story of Vergel, an affluent businessman who falls in love with the family’s lowly helper, Teresa. Despite the extreme difference in their lifestyles, they managed to keep their affair strong but hidden from Vergel’s parents.
But the couple’s fairytale romance is suddenly jeopardized with the arrival of Zoila, Vergel’s childhood friend and ex-girlfriend who is still head-over-heels in
love with him. Zoila wants Vergel back so bad that she seeks the help of an ermitanyo who reveals to her the magical powers of a golden scorpion.
Zoila sets forth to the cave to capture the dreaded creature and whispers to it her wish to get Vergel back into her life. The scorpion bites Vergel which poisons his memory. Zoila, likewise, orders the venomous arachnid to sting Teresa and put a curse on her.
Zoila succeeds in her devious schemes with Vergel calling off his wedding with Teresa and eventually reuniting with his childhood
sweetheart. While Teresa is left wallowing in grief, her woes are aggravated further when she finds out she’s pregnant with Vergel’s child.
Her nightmares are far from over when she gives birth and discovers her cursed child who possesses a scorpion tail. In spite of her unusual feature, Teresa promises to raise her baby with unconditional love and gives her the name Adana.
Regardless of her mysterious tail, Adana grows up to be a compassionate and God-fearing child. This is despite the countless taunts she receives from her playmates who are curious over her choice to wear long skirts. During these hard
times, Adana finds comfort and protection in Joma, her childhood friend who is always ready to defend her.
But an unfortunate tragedy alters the life of Teresa and Adana. One night, Teresa’s malicious neighbor, Mando, tries to rape her. Adana witnesses this and instantly, her deadly stinger is ready to strike Mando.Teresa stops her from killing Mando who already sees her scorpion tail.
Mando spreads the word about her tail and soon, Teresa and Adana find themselves on the run for their lives. How will this crisis change the fortune of Adana and Teresa? Will Adana find out about her
real father and the woman responsible for her curse? If Adana doesn’t find a cure to her scorpion tail, will someone still love her for who she is? Who among Billy, Gabriel, and Joma will win Adana’s heart?
With multi-awarded director Mac Alejandre at the helm, another riveting drama series gets to touch and inspire all Kapuso viewers abroad beginning January 26 only on GMA Pinoy TV. Call your preferred pay TV operator now to subscribe.