ABS-CBN announced the much-awaited return of Mars Ravelo’s Darna in 2021.
The popular fictional Filipino superhero will be adapted into a TV series after its movie production was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to ABS-CBN News.
Jane de Leon will still play the title role of the popular superwoman in Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series, ABS-CBN announced during the contract-signing of the actress, December 4.
“Masaya po kaming ibalita sa inyong lahat. Tuloy na tuloy na po ang paglipad ni Darna,” said ABS-CBN COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes.
“Ang gaganap bilang Darna ay walang iba kung ‘di si Ms. Jane de Leon, na patuloy na nagpapakita ng sipag at determinasyon sa paghahanda sa muling paglipad ni Darna.”
The Kapamilya actress recalled the exciting feeling when it was first announced that she will play the Darna role in 2019. She appeared tearful during the announcement.
“‘Yung pakiramdam ko po ngayon, nag-flashback ‘yung time na in-announce po sa akin ‘yung Darna.”
“Hindi ko po talaga in-expect,” she said. “I’m so overwhelmed.
Sobrang mixed emotions — siyempre, kinakabahan po ako, and I’m really, really happy na makita po kayong lahat. I’m really happy to be here, and I feel so blessed to be a Kapamilya.”, she said.
BREAKING: ABS-CBN announces "Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series," still starring Jane de Leon, scheduled for a 2021 release, during the actress' contract-signing with ABS-CBN at the #StarMagicShinesOn event. @ABSCBNNews pic.twitter.com/x0X5SRmiMP— Miguel Dumaual (@migueldumaual) December 4, 2020
During the contract-signing, Darna star Jane de Leon, together with ABS-CBN executives, unveil a life-size figure of the Mars Ravelo superhero, via Miguel Dumaual.
Watch the Kapamilya star accepted the title role of Mars Ravelo’s creation back in 2019.