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Filming has started for the first ever collaborative project between GMA Network and ABS-CBN. Next stop is in Switzerland, where key scenes of the series will be filmed.
We first broke this story in this same space in November 2022, calling it a landmark deal, a healthy cooperation between artists and creative forces from the two networks.
Back then, who would ever think or imagine that the once-warring TV networks would get together for a dream teleserye, Unbreak My Heart, produced by Dreamscape Entertainment, one of ABS-CBN’s highly rated production houses, the one behind such monster hits such as Ang Probinsyano, The Broken Marriage Vow, and currently airing Dirty Linen.
The latter, by the way, has been winning raves for its excellent production, excellent acting, and compelling story. Congratulations to Dreamscape’s highly creative head, Deo Endrinal.
Unbreak My Heart marks the screen reunion between Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap, who’s now a GMA artist.
They first made TV history as headliners of long-running and top rating morning series, Be Careful with my Heart on channel 2.
Joining them are Joshua Garcia and Gabbi Garcia, and other cast members coming from both sides of what used to be a network war. Joshua and Gabbi are both thrilled to work together for the first time.
Unbreak My Heart will premiere mid-2023 on GMA and 15 other countries worldwide via video streaming service Viu.
This recent tie-up between GMA-7 and ABS-CBN speaks well of growing cooperation in our television industry. It can result in improved quality in programming and fresh casting requirements that can eventually raise the bar for excellence, excitement and entertainment among viewers and advertisers alike.
Some might say said collaboration between the two giant networks couldn’t have occurred had not the pandemic happened, or had not ABS-CBN lost its franchise to operate. Be that as it may, what’s important is the end-result such collaboration can bring to the table of our consumers.
“Unbreak” isn’t the first collab between the two networks. Earlier, ABS-CBN assigned airing of Star Cinema movies to GMA. Network also airs some of its programs on TV5 and on its various digital platforms.