GMA network launches newest afternoon drama series ‘Pyra’

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Last August 26, GMA Network explored the special power called pyrokinesis via its newest afternoon drama-fantasy themed series “Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy.”


Pyrokinesis is the ability of a person to project fire from his mind or to simply think it to being. Although there is evidence or scientific documentation to support this, there are a number of people around the world who claim that they possess such powers.

In July 2012, there were even reports of a 12-year-old boy with super psychic abilities that drew hundreds of curious people including the media, to his home in Gubat, Sorsogon. According to reports, one of his mysterious abilities is producing fire.

Anyway, Thea Tolentino, one of Kapuso Network’s fast-rising young stars, breathes life into the character of Pyra who is born pyrokinetic. Playing opposite her is GMA’s upcoming leading man Jeric Gonzales who plays the role of Jeffrey Calida, an uptight and perfectionist geek who will eventually fall for Pyra.

The series also stars Angelu de Leon, who is reunited with Thea and Jeric following the success of the teen-oriented series “Teen Gen,” as she portrays the role of Merly, the fiercely protective mom of Pyra. Multi-talented TV personality Gladys Reyes plays the role of Susan Del Fierro, an achiever, go-getter and someone who will not stop until she gets what she wants. Versatile actress Roxanne Guinoo plays the role of Barbara Del Fierro, the biological mother of Pyra.

Joining them are character actors Ryan Eigenmann as Daniel Del Fierro, the domineering husband of Barbara; Christopher Roxas as Ramon, a fire-breather and the biological father of Pyra; and Polo Ravales as Tito, the best friend of Daniel who holds most of the latter’s secrets.

Completing the cast are the fresh faces of drama, Elle Ramirez as Cindy Del Fierro and Zandra Summer as Ena; and adding rhythm to the series is the country’s King of Soul in an endearing depiction of Pyra’s doting mentor Sir Aidan, Janno Gibbs.


Under the direction of Roderick Lindayag, who is also behind the top-rating programs “Alakdana,” “Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin,” “Hiram na Puso” and “Kakambal ni Eliana” among others, “Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy” also shows how far a mother would protect her child from the world especially when she knows that her child could cause harm to other people.