Yes you read it right, Marimar, a Mexican telenovela aired by Televisa in 1994, and remade by GMA7 back in 2007, will be remade again for TV by GMA7 again! This time, former Miss World Megan Young will play the title role with Tom Rodriguez as Sergio Santibanez.
While many netizens are having doubts in this remake (myself included) let’s give GMA Network a chance. As of blogtime, MariMar remake doesn’t have a director yet. They need to work fast. From Forevermore to Pangako Sa Yo, ABSCBN is entering to all households nationwide especially in Mega Manila where GMA7 reigns.
HERE is GMA Network Teaser for the upcoming series.
There is indeed no doubt that Marian Rivera’s career blossomed while she was doing Marimar. In fact GMA Network gave ABSCBN sleepless nights and fair competition in Mega Manila on primetime.
Watch Marian Rivera’s audition video for MariMar.
From the list of Kapuso girls who auditioned for the role, they insisted Megan Young to play MARIMAR. It seems like they are planning something bigger for Megan Young. Watch the other kapuso artists who auditioned with Marian Rivera before. Some of them moved to ABSCBN already.
While ABSCBN continues to remake their successful TV series from the last 20 years, GMA Network is gambling a remake of Mari Mar, which is just 7 year-old from its original remake.
Though I wish there will be other Thalia telenovelas they can do instead of the same series.They can’t just possibly match the success of Marian’s Marimar, especially so soon. We will always end up comparing remake versus remake. Again, if they will not do it right, they will be doing the same mistake again. They need to learn from their mistakes with Rosalinda which should have launched Carla to stardom years before MY husbands Lover.
This remake might make or break GMA Network’s chance to primetime.
Social Media users are shouting for an Encantadia remake, Book 2 of My Husbands’ Lover. Which I agree. What do you think?