GMA Network offers intriguing and compelling drama in Wish I May

By on January 12, 2016


Will Carina, played by Bianca Umali, be reconnected to her mother? (Contributed photo)
Will Carina, played by Bianca Umali, be reconciled with her mother? (Contributed photo)

GMA Network opens 2016 with the launch of its newest series, Wish I May, premiering January 18 on the Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

This fascinating soap opera stars the youngest love team of the Kapuso Network: Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali. Both have come a long way since their respective showbiz debuts with Miguel finishing as a runner-up in the kiddie edition of Starstruck in 2004, and Bianca as one of the hosts of the children’s show Tropang Potchi from 2009 to 2013.

Armed with their natural acting skills and onscreen chemistry, Miguel and Bianca are all set to tackle mature roles in their latest series as they portray the characters of Tristan, the childhood best friend of Carina who grew up with a dysfunctional family, making him independent; and Carina, a charming, kind and sweet lady who works hard to gain the attention and affection of her parents.

GMA Network is proud to present a stellar cast of the country’s most respected artists in film and television: Camille Prats, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Mark Herras, Alessandra de Rossi, Glydel Mercado, Rochelle Pangilinan, Neil Ryan Sese, Juan Rodrigo, Marni Lapuz, Ash Ortega, Sancho delas Alas, Prince Villanueva.

In Wish I May, two teens find solace and eventually, fall in love with each other amid tumultuous circumstances surrounding their families brought about by the disease called “chimerism”, a medical condition wherein an individual has two sets of DNA.

Wish I May follows the story of Olivia (Camille) who lost her daughter, Carina (Bianca), because her father was against her relationship with Clark (Mark Anthony).

After many years, she will search for her child but her sickness (chimerism) will prevent her from confirming and claiming maternal rights to her daughter. While Olivia is in the middle of fighting for her rights as Carina’s mother, she will bump into her true love, Clark.

Can this help bring Olivia and Carina together? Can Clark and Olivia find their way back to each other’s arms? Or will Tristan and Carina be the ones to continue the interrupted love story of their parents? Will Olivia and Carina ever know the truth about their mother-daughter relationship?

Wish I May will spark the curiosity of viewers about tales of great love finding evidence. It also dramatically narrates Olivia’s (Camille) pursuit of her maternal rights over her long-lost daughter, compounded by the rare condition of chimerism.

Neal del Rosario and Mark Sicat Dela Cruz helm the series which premieres January 18 on GMA Pinoy TV.

To see your favourite Kapuso shows on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, check the airing schedules in your territory through the website www.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.