ACTRESS Maja Salvador has joined TV5 for its new drama series Niña, Niño.
“She shares the same values as Cignal and TV5 in bravely challenging norms. She has the courage to reinvent, innovate, and seek productive collaborations,” Robert P. Galang, President and CEO of TV5 and Cignal TV, said in a press launch held via Zoom on March 24.
“We are very honored to welcome Ms. Maja Salvador. We are confident that together, we will be able to move forward our vision to provide the best entertainment content,” he added.
The actress is best known for her works in dramas. This is the first time she will be performing in a comedy-drama.
The drama-comedy series follows Maja Salvador’s character, Niña and younger brother Niño (played by Noel Comia, Jr.) who move to the big city together and realize that life is anything but a bed of roses. They struggle to make ends meet as con-artists until an unexpected event changes their lives.
Ms. Salvador said that the series is a reminder to stay hopeful and faithful in uncertain times.
“Lagi akong takot mawalan ng proyekto (I am always anxious about losing projects),” Ms. Salvador said. “Andoon ‘yung gutom kong malaman kung ano pa ‘yung hindi ko [pa] nagagawa. (There is also my hunger to know what else I have yet to explore doing).”
“Each episode weaves heartwarming anecdotes that emphasize the show’s inspirational trope: discovering oneself, adapting to the changes, and coming better and stronger after every struggle,” says a TV5 statement. “The strength of the show lies in the story that redefines our understanding of real-life miracles complemented by the cast whimsically engaging with the reality of their situation and environment. Ultimately, Niño and Niña make us realize the true meaning of healing, forgiveness, and finding freedom in an unlikely place.”
The show is directed by Thop Nazareno, produced by Cignal Entertainment and line-produced by CS Studios and Spring Films.
Joining the cast are comedian Empoy Marquez, and veteran actors Lilet Esteban and Ruby Ruiz (who play the siblings’ grandmother), Ian Pangilinan, Sachzna, Junyka Santarin, Arron Villaflor, Moi Bien, and Dudz Teraña.
Niña, Niño premieres on TV5 on April 5, 7:15 p.m. It will air Mondays to Fridays, after Sing Galing and before FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. — MAPS