Milestone GMA-ABS-CBN collaboration ‘Unbreak My Heart’ debuts 29 May

Jodi Sta. Maria: ‘Many years ago, no one thought that this moment would be possible. Before, ABS-CBN and GMA were rivals and competitors, pero now nagbago ‘yun’

PHOTOGRAPH BY SONNY ESPIRITU FOR THE DAILY TRIBUNE | THE cast of ‘Unbreak My Heart,’ the milestone collaboration of ABS-CBN and GMA Network with Viu.

Once formidable rivals GMA Network and ABS-CBN Corporation have teamed up for the first time ever in the teleserye “Unbreak My Heart”, a milestone collaboration that marks a new chapter in the local TV industry.

The ensemble cast, led by esteemed stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Gabbi Garcia, Joshua Garcia and Richard Yap, recently gathered for a press conference at Seda Vertis North to discuss the project. (Yap couldn’t make it to the event.)

The teleserye explores the complexities of forbidden love and its potential to shatter the hearts of those closest to them. But the bigger story at this point is the landmark partnership between ABS-CBN and GMA Network.

“Many years ago, no one thought that this moment would be possible. Before, ABS-CBN and GMA were rivals and competitors, pero now nagbago ‘yun,” said Sta. Maria, who thanked the two networks as well as streaming platform Viu for making the project possible.

Sta. Maria and Joshua Garcia have a much-talked-about kissing scene shown in the trailer of the series, and the two revealed that part of their preparation was to attend a sensuality workshop.

The difficulty of intimate scenarios demanded “a certain level of vulnerability and trust” between actors, their co-stars and the director, said Sta. Maria, hence the workshop. Garcia echoed her sentiments, emphasizing the importance of clear communication and the director’s guidance in establishing limits for the scene.

Unbreak My Heart is a romantic drama series that centers on Rose (Jodi), a woman on a quest to restore her broken heart and make up for her past mistakes by bringing her family back together. Along the way, Rose meets Renz (Joshua), another wounded soul, and the two begin a passionate May–September affair. However, complications arise when Alex (Gabbi) enters the picture. As Matt (Richard) meddles in their affairs to shield his own family, more misery results, leading to a darker turn in their lives.

Shot in picturesque locations such as Switzerland, Italy and the Philippines, Unbreak My Heart is directed by Emmanuel Palo and Dolly Dulu and produced by Dreamscape Entertainment.

The teleserye features a talented ensemble cast, including veterans Laurice Guillen, Eula Valdes, Sunshine Cruz, Nikki Valdez, Romnick Sarmenta and Victor Neri. It also introduces Dionne Monsanto, PJ Endrinal, Maey Bautista, Marvin Yap and Mark Rivera, alongside promising young actors Will Ashley, Jeremiah Lisbo and Bianca de Vera.

The official soundtrack of Unbreak My Heart boasts captivating songs by Christian Bautista, Bey and Moira dela Torre.

Starting 29 May, the series will air Mondays to Thursdays at 9:35 p.m. on GMA Telebabad, Pinoy Hits and I Heart Movies.

Additionally, it is accessible on TFC and GMA Pinoy TV. An advanced screening is set for today, 27 May, 9 p.m. on iWantTFC, Viu and

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