GMA Network takes pride in its boldest and grandest offering – the family drama series Legal Wives – that does not only explore the many facets of love but also leaves viewers in awe for its stunning production and engrossingly unique story.
The revolutionary series features a casting coup top-billed by no less than Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo as Ismael Makadatu, an honorable man from a well-off Mranaw family who will equally love three women out of obligation, dedication, and compassion; Alice Dixson as Amirah Alonte, the virtuous and pious daughter of a sultan and Ismael’s first wife; Andrea Torres as Diane San Luis, Isamel’s second wife who is a feisty modern Catholic woman who will go to great lengths to fight for herself and Ismael’s love; Bianca Umali as Farrah Valeandong, a smart and innocent lady who becomes Ismael’s third wife in hopes of saving her family’s reputation.
Making this series even grander is the stellar roster of cast headlined by internationally-acclaimed actress Ms. Cherie Gil as Zaina Guimba, Ismael’s doting mother and Hasheeb’s second wife who will serve as a guiding light to Ismael’s three wives; Al Tantay as Hasheeb Makadatu, a respected Imam and Ismael’s father who comes from a clan of sultan and datu in Marawi; Juan Rodrigo as Cesar San Luis, Diane’s father who forbids her marriage with Ismael; Irma Adlawan as Nuriya Baunto, Hasheeb’s first wife and Nasser’s mother who will hold a grudge against Ismael following the tragedy involving her son; Tommy Abuel as Asad Ampang Alonte, Amirah’s father who will do everything to uphold his daughter’s dignity; Maricar De Mesa as Zobaida Almahdi, Farrah’s loving mother and Abdul Malik’s wife; Bernard Palanca as Abdul Malik Valeandong, Farrah’s protective father and Ismael’s good friend.
The original series also features the special participation of Derrick Monasterio as Edgar Delos Reyos, a Christian who falls in love with Farrah; Alfred Vargas as Nasser Makadatu, Amirah’s loyal husband and Ismael’s protective brother who will meet an unfortunate end during a rido or clan feud; Mon Confiado as Mayor Usman Pabil, Marriam’s wealthy father and the Mayor of Lanao Del Sur.
Legal Wives introduces two of the Network’s rising artists Shayne Sava as Jamilah Makadatu, Amirah’s kind daughter and Ismael’s niece and stepdaughter and Abdul Rahman as Hammad, an impoverished yet persevering boy who will pursue Jamilah.
Also part of the cast are Kevin Santos as Omar, Ismael’s funny friend and assistant who is initially chosen to become Farrah’s husband; Ashley Ortega as Marriam Pabil, Farrah’s cousin who fancies Ismael and is the reason behind the feud between their clans; Jay Arcilla as Vince Alvarez, Farrah’s classmate and suitor who has ill intentions; Divine Aucina as Lizzie, Diane’s reliable friend in the clinic she works at; Raquel Pareno as Rose Aguila, Cesar’s other woman who pushes him to leave his wife and Diane; Melbelline Caluag as Ailyn Roxas, Farrah’s witty friend and classmate; Chanel Latorre as Faizah, Ismael’s fearless and dependable cousin; Brent Valdez as Dale, Vince’s friend and Farrah’s classmate.
Legal Wives is under the supervision of the GMA Entertainment Group headed by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, FVP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, SAVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese, and Executive Producer Shielyn Atienza.
The series is a product of the visionary minds of GMA’s award-winning and highly talented creative team – Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Consultant Des Galvez Severino; Creative Head Rj Nuevas; Head Writer and original concept by Suzette Doctolero; writers Jaymee Katanyag, Marlon Miguel, and Brylle Tabora; and brainstormer Koko Joven.
All scenes, creative processes, and executions for the series are with the guidance of reliable Muslim Consultants Sohaimen Agal, Imam Mohammad Miphantao, Imam Abu amen Abdullah, and Ustadh Alinor Pansar; Islamic Script Editor Salem Guimba; and Costume and Muslim Language Consultant Princess Nurfathma Egypa Balindong.
Witness the enthralling tale of Legal Wives – under the helm of esteemed director Zig Dulay – after The World Between Us on GMA Network.
Viewers abroad can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. It will also be available for streaming via iQiyi International or IQ.com for subscribers in the Philippines.