February 17 2017
On February 20, GMA Network debuts its newest gripping series, Legally Blind. Its premise sheds light on relatable matters that are true to life particularly women who are victims of rape, the effects drug abuse, pressures and rivalries within a household, but more importantly on unconditional love that binds families together and the indisputable resiliency of Filipinos amidst life’s challenges.
The story revolves around the life of Grace Evangelista (Janine Gutierrez), a beautiful, hardworking, and responsible law student who eventually passes the board exam with flying colours. In a dreadful turn of events, she becomes a rape victim of an unknown culprit, scarring her forever when the distress and trauma causes her to lose her sense of sight. In spite of everything, she pursues her passion for law and eventually becomes a blind lawyer.
Will her unwavering faith guide her in finding her perpetrator? More importantly, will Grace be served justice she rightfully deserves?
This drama series showcases Kapuso leading lady Janine Gutierrez’s skill and versatility as an actress, as she breathes life to the character of Grace Evangelista, her most challenging role to date.
Joining her in the series are multi-talented artists.
Mikael Daez is Edward Villareal, the handsome, rich, and principled man who will help Grace in her search for justice and will eventually fall in love with her.
Lauren Young is Charie Evangelista, the younger sister of Grace who is deeply envious of her. She is forced to quit school after her parents decided to invest their money on Grace’s law school fees.
Marc Abaya is William Villareal, the older brother of Edward. He is a successful businessman and married with a child on the way. However, he is easily tempted by his circle of friends.
Rodjun Cruz is Joel Apostol, Grace’s old love and boyfriend from law school. He will try to win back Grace’s heart again.
Completing the cast are Chanda Romero as Marissa Evangelista, the loving mother of Grace, Charie, and Nina who is forced to rely on Grace to be the breadwinner of the family when her husband becomes imprisoned. Therese Malvar as Nina Evangelista, the youngest sibling of Grace and a thoughtful, compassionate bundle of joy who looks up to Grace and keeps her motivated in life. Lucho Ayala as John Castillo, the best friend and confidante of Edward who is also his partner in the law firm. Ashley Rivera as Diana Perez, the cheerful lawyer best friend of Grace. Camille Torres as Elizabeth Guevarra, the career-driven ex-girlfriend of Edward.
Legally Blind is under the helm of actor and TV director Ricky Davao with the creative team composed of creative director Roy Iglesias, creative block head Richard ‘Dode’ Cruz, creative consultant Kit Villanueva-Langit, head writer Christine Novicio, concept creator Pam Miras, writers Anna Aleta Nadela and Onay Sales, and brainstormers Pam Miras, Nehem Dallego and Jessie Villabrille.
This original drama series is created by the GMA Drama group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Vice President for Drama Redgie A. Magno, Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Program Manager Redgynn S. Alba and Executive Producer Michelle Borja.
Premiering in the US and Canada on February 20 and in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia Pacific on February 21, Legally Blind airs every Monday to Friday replacing Hahamakin Ang Lahat on GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV.
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