Screen star Maja Salvador is headlining the timely family comedy drama Niña Niño, which marks her first appearance in a teleserye on TV5.
In the story, Maja plays the lead role of Niña, the older half of the sibling duo in the eponymous feel-good series. Cinemalaya Best Actor Noel Comia Jr., plays her younger brother Niño who ventures out to the big city with her and discovers that life is anything but a bed of roses.
In order to survive, Niña and Niño turn to extraordinary measures to make ends meet as con-artists who scam their way to earn an extra buck. An event will upend their lives and change the course of their destinies forever.
The dramedy genre is a first for Maja who is known to portray titular roles in dramas. The new series showcases her versatility as an actor fully able to make her audience laugh, cry, and empathize with every character she plays.
The show’s vision echoes calls for hopeful stories, finding joy in life’s magical minutiae amidst these trying times. Joining Maja and Noel are comedian Empoy Marquez, and veteran actors Lilet Esteban and Ruby Ruiz whose role as the siblings’ grandmother holds an integral part of explaining the dynamics between the duo.
Rounding up the cast are up-and-coming actors Ian Pangilinan, Sachzna, and Junyka Santarin, joined by Arron Villaflor, Moi Bien, and Dudz Teraña. At the helm of the series is award-winning director Thop Nazareno.
Each episode weaves heartwarming anecdotes that emphasize the show’s inspirational trope: discovering oneself, adapting to the changes, and coming better and stronger after every struggle. The strength of the show lies in the story that redefines our understanding of real-life miracles complemented by the cast whimsically engaging with the reality of their situation and environment. Ultimately, Niño and Niña make us realize the true meaning of healing, forgiveness, and finding freedom in an unlikely place.
The series is produced by Cignal Entertainment and line-produced by CS Studios and Spring Films led by Erickson Raymundo, director Joyce Bernal, and actor Piolo Pascual.
Niña Niño premieres on TV5’s revitalized primetime block, TodoMax Primetime Singko, on April 5 at 7:15 p.m. right after Sing Galing and right before FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.