It used to be on the drawing board and now it is official that ABS-CBN will do the remake of Mars Ravelos’ classic komiks Darna, Dyesebel and Captain Barbel.
During last week’s tradeshow, it was announced that they are prioritizing the remake of these fantasy series. It is rather long overdue because ABS-CBN acquired the rights to 13 Mars Ravelo titles including the legendary tale of the Pinay superhero Darna, the love-lorn mermaid Dyesebel, and the everyman-superhero character Captain Barbell back in July 2011. Nevertheless, Kapamilya fans have something to look forward to since as early as 2011, they were already speculation on who would wear the mythical costumes of these iconic characters.
In the same event last week, it was also made official that the network is doing the remake of Annaliza, the soap opera that turned child star Julie Vega into a household name three decades ago. The revival of this classic drama stars 10-year-old Andrea Brillantes.
With this lineup of new shows it appears that ABS-CBN banks on remakes and revivals. Let’s just cross our fingers that this works on its favor since the station now claims leadership in the ratings game. Will these new shows help the network sustain its winning streak?