Mara Clara (2010 TV series)

Mara Clara
Format Family, Drama
Created by Emil Cruz, Jr.
Directed by Jerome Chavez Pobocan
Claudio "Tots" Sanchez-Mariscal IV
Starring Kathryn Bernardo
Julia Montes
Opening theme "Mara Clara" by Carol Banawa
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 158 (final)
Executive producer(s) Jennifer Borja-Soliman
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run October 25, 2010 – June 3, 2011
Related shows Mara Clara (Original)
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Mara Clara is a Philippine television drama which aired on ABS-CBN from 2010 to 2011. It is a remake is based on the 1992 original television series of the same name.[1][2]




Mara Clara is a remake of the 1992 television series, Mara Clara an adapted novel and serial of Emil Cruz Jr. produced by ABS-CBN. In 1996, the original TV series was adapted into a film where the whole cast reprised their role except for Eruel Tongco's character Gary Davis who was played by William Martinez in the movie due to Tongco's death. In August 2010, ABS-CBN announced that they have decided to remake the television series[3] with Kathryn Bernardo slated for the role of Mara opposite Julia Montes as Clara.[4]


The story is about two girls that were switched at birth. One girl was named Mara, and she grew up as a nice, intelligent, sweet, down-to-earth but a very poor young lady. The other girl was named Clara, a mean, spoiled, intelligent, but a very rich young lady. They both went to the same school and became very close friends. Then Clara thought Mara was just being friends with her because she thinks Mara is trying to steal everything away from her. Then Clara starts to hate Mara fully as a form of revenge and makes Mara's life wretched. They do not know that Clara was supposed to be Mara, and Mara was supposed to be Clara, which means Mara was supposed to be the prosperous one and Clara was supposed to be the impoverished one. Will Mara and Clara ever find out who they really are?


Main cast

  • Kathryn Bernardo as Mara David / Mara del Valle
  • Julia Montes as Clara del Valle /Clara David

Supporting cast

  • Mylene Dizon as Susan David
  • Jhong Hilario as Gary David
  • Dimples Romana as Alvira del Valle
  • Bobby Andrews as Amanthe del Valle
  • Ping Medina as Karlo David
  • Gina Pareño as Lupe David
  • Jamilla Obispo as Lenita Santos
  • Desiree del Valle as Christina Borres
  • Tia Pusit as Yaya Bonnel
  • Albie Casiño as Christian Torralba
  • John Manalo as Erris Reyes
  • Diego Loyzaga as Derrick Gonzales
  • Cherry Lou as Vanessa Torralba
  • Renzo Cruz as Mayor Nathaniel Gonzales
  • Helga Krapf as Carlotta Gonzales
  • Kiray Celis as Desiree Francisco
  • Aria Clemente as Christina Jin Jin Tianghan
  • EJ Jallorina as Butch Mauricio



The series became a top rater on its primetime slot. [5] On June 3, 2011, on the series finale, it reached a 43.4% nationwide beating its rival from the other network Munting Heredera and Secret Garden garnering only 14.8% and 14.2%, respectively.[6] They also beat another show from their own network 100 Days to Heaven with 37.4% and Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin with 37.1%.[6]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 BANFF World TV Awards[7] Soap Operas and Telenovelas Cast Nominated
2011 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Show Cast Pending
2011 Pop Kapamilya TV Character Kathryn Bernando as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara Pending
2011 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards[8] Outstanding Adapted Drama Series Cast Pending
2011 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jhong Hilario Pending
2011 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Mylene Dizon Pending
2011 25th Star Awards for TV[8] Best Drama Actor Jhong Hilario Pending

See also

  • List of shows previously aired by ABS-CBN


External links

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