GMA7 will be airing the Philippine adaptation of the popular K-Drama Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart this coming June. This K-Drama reunites the tandem of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes as Jenny (originally played by Song Hye-Kyo) and Johnny (originally played by Song Seung-Hoon), who grow up as really close siblings in a rich family.
However, a car accident turns everything upside down when it is discovered after a blood test that Jenny isn’t really the real sister of Johnny. She is returned to her true family, who live in poverty while the family she grew up with migrates abroad to help forget the traumatic memories. Years later, the grown-up Jenny and Johnny are reunited by fate – sparking feelings that cross the boundaries of being brother and sister.
Here is the list of cast members:
Dingdong Dantes (Johnny)
Marian Rivera (Jenny)
Dennis Trillo (Andrew)
Nadine Samonte (Shirley)
Bela Padilla (Yumi)
Kristofer Dangculos (Young Johnny)
Kathryn Bernardo (Young Jenny)
Joyce Giselle Ching (Young Shirley)
With the dismal ratings of GMA7 programs recently (they’ve lost even their lead in Mega Manila), I’m sure GMA Network Executives hope that this will become a major hit. The original version enjoyed high ratings not just in Korea (46.1% peak, 38.6% average) but even here in the Philippines (39.7% peak, 33.6% average) where it was even re-aired 6 times.
But what I’m really wondering about is if they will follow the tragic ending of the original version. Will GMA dare to kill Marian Rivera’s character in the end?
Thanks to aleane for the video. >:)