GMA Network’s top-rating family drama Legal Wives captivates the hearts of more viewers as it debuts on Netflix Philippines. The groundbreaking program, which aired in July last year, is the seventh GMA content on the popular video streaming platform.
Legal Wives joins the growing list of Kapuso titles that viewers can binge-watch on Netflix Philippines including Descendants of the Sun, I Can See You, Love of my Life, Owe My Love, Heartful Café, and Family History.
The original series features a casting coup top-billed by Dennis Trillo as Ismael Makadatu, an honorable man from a well-off Mranaw family who will equally love three women out of obligation, dedication, and compassion; Alice Dixson as Amirah Alonte, the virtuous and pious daughter of a sultan and Ismael’s first wife; Andrea Torres as Diane San Luis, Ismael’s second wife who is a feisty modern Catholic woman who will go to great lengths to fight for herself and Ismael’s love; and Bianca Umali as Farrah Valeandong, a smart and innocent lady who becomes Ismael’s third wife in hopes of saving her family’s reputation.
Set in Lanao Del Sur, the story begins with a Mranaw man named Ismael (Dennis) from the affluent and noble family of Makadatu. Although a devout Muslim and a muezzin (sever of the mosque), Ismael falls for Diane (Andrea), a dentist who is part of the Catholic minority in their province, and whom he keeps from his family as she is considered a non-believer.
In a sudden turn of events, Ismael gets entangled in a clan feud which leads to his marriage to his brother’s widow, Amirah (Alice). Ismael follows the disheartened Diane in Manila and tries to woo her unbeknownst to his parents. Just when the two are starting to build a happy marriage, Ismael is met with another conflict. Upon his return to their province, his friend – who he is greatly indebted to – seeks his help in saving their family’s reputation by marrying Farrah (Bianca), his daughter who is involved in a scandal.
All scenes, creative processes, and executions for the series are with the guidance of Muslim Consultants Sohaimen Agal, Imam Mohammad Miphantao, Imam Abu amen Abdullah, and Ustadh Alinor Pansar; Islamic Script Editor Salem Guimba; and Costume and Muslim Language Consultant Princess Nurfathma Egypa Balindong.
Legal Wives, under the helm of Zig Dulay, premiered on Netflix Philippines on May 20.