Gabby Concepcion and Sanya Lopez, now playing first couple President Glenn Acosta and Melody Acosta, are ready to make viewers fall in love again this Valentine’s Day with the sequel of their top-rating series hitting the small screen this evening.
Apart from making the audience feel the romance between the lead characters, the sequel aims to be a timely and relatable source of entertainment this election season. In fact, political and research consultants, including a national elections political strategist and a current member of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), were hired to help to create a realistic view of the First Family’s daily life.
“We didn’t expect that we’re going to have a Book 2. But First Yaya was really good and we have a good team that brought us to where we are right now,” Gabby said during the media conference for First Lady, the title of First Yaya sequel.
Sanya admits that the change in her character is challenging. From sunny person Yaya Melody Reyes, she now transforms into classy Meloday Acosta, the first lady.
“I can easily relate to First Yaya kasi medyo malapit-lapit talaga ang personality ko sa kanya. Now, I really had to study the character of First Lady with the help of our director,” she stated.
First Yaya ended on a happy note with the fairytale romance of President Glenn and Melody. This time around, the newlywed couple navigates new territory and delves into trust and doubt; change and tradition; and the line of clear communication that will challenge their marriage. As Glenn seeks another term to his presidency, Melody needs to reassess and find her place once more in her husband’s ever-chaotic and busy life.
Still playing important roles in the primetime soap are Pancho Magno reprising his role as PSG Captain Conrad Enriquez, Pilar Pilapil as Blesilda, the headstrong mother of PGA, Boboy Garovillo as Florencio, Melody’s father who passed away but still appears to her visions, Maxine Medina as Lorraine, Melody’s former rival turned “frienemy,” Thou Reyes as Yessy, Presidential Management Chief-of-Staff who also holds the post of Presidential Spokesperson, and Sandy Andolong as Edna, the loving and streetwise mother of Melody.
Cassy Legaspi as Nina Acosta, the eldest daughter of PGA, JD Domagoso as Jonas, Nina’s boyfriend, Clarence Delgado as Nathan, the second child of PGA, and Patricia Coma as Nicole, the youngest child of PGA who is closest to Melody, are also back in the series.
Adding more color to the lives of the first couple and the people surrounding them is Alice Dixson as Atty. Ingrid Domingo, a political strategist that eventually gets hired by President Glenn Acosta’s (PGA) campaign team to be the political director of his presidential bid. Moreover, she is revealed to be Glenn’s former serious girlfriend – a fact that could rock not just the presidency, but also the President’s family.
Completing the cast are Rocco Nacino, Isabel Rivas, Francine Prieto, Samantha Lopez, Shyr Valdez, John Feir, Divine, Kakai Bautista, Analyn Barro, Glenda Garcia, Thia Thomalla, Anjo Damiles, Jon Lucas, Jerick Dolormente, Muriel Lomadilla, Kiel Rodriguez, and Cecil Paz.
Directed by LA Madridejos with associate director Rechie del Carmen, First Lady airs weeknights, on GMA, GTV, and Heart of Asia.