After several months of its intensive search for the next batch of TV sensations, GMA Network finally comes up with the coveted list of promising faces that will banner the upcoming youth-oriented series, “Teen Gen.” (42 photos here!)
Fresh from winning in Protégé, Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino land their first project in the Kapuso Station as they lead the promising cast of “Teen Gen.” They will portray the roles of Tiago and Angge in the series, respectively.
On being part of the much anticipated project, Jeric shares “Ito na ang umpisa ng aking mga pangarap kaya excited ako sa project na ito. Nakaka-pressure kaya kailangan naming galingan at patunayan na karapat-dapat kami for the show”
Meanwhile, Thea expresses her gratitude as she embarks on her first project. “Sobrang happy ko po. God has been so good to me and I will give all my best sa Teen Gen.”
Also, “Teen Gen” brings back the kilig tandem of Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon as they once again breathe to life to the characters from the phenomenal “T.G.I.S” series Wacks and Peachy.
Completing the cast of “Teen Gen” are – Juancho Trivino as Lucho, Dianne Hernandez as Lyca, Abel Estanislao as JV, Gianna Revilla as Madison, Seth Isay as Itos, Sunyee Maluche as Drew, Gab de Leon as Jeff and Arkin Magalona as Mackenzie.
“Teen Gen” is under the helm of film and TV director Mark Reyes, the man behind the very successful youth series in the 90′s produced by GMA and Viva, T.G.I.S., together with Kit Villanueva-Langit as creative consultant/headwriter.
Direk Mark looks back to the happy memories of creating the unparalleled youth program which also launched the careers of today’s respected actors in the industry.
As he puts it, “18 years ago, I was given the opportunity to create a youth oriented show for a Saturday afternoon which had a non-existent audience market. With the courage of ignorance, we broke the norms of Philippine TV by doing a light drama-comedy, which was unheard of in the traditional soap dominated 1990′s. We got an inspiration from the fast rising MTV channel in terms of visual treatment and fashion styles. Our 1st season was shaky. T.G.I.S. was branded too “bourgeois” or too upper class for the masa market. But come the 2nd season, it skyrocketed to the TV phenomenon that it was, prompting the rival network to copy our format after a year. Now, with much excitement and bravado from experience, the original director and writer bring back T.G.I.S as TEEN GEN. Expect a new generation of young stars and T.G.I.S. alumni Bobby and Angelu to bring back youthful family entertainment for both young and not so young who are now parents to teenagers.”
Witness the highs and lows of teenage life as TEEN GEN premieres on December 16 after Party Pilipinas on GMA.