'Maria Mercedes' airs pilot episode, trends on Twitter
MANILA - ABS-CBN’s newest primetime offering, the remake of the hit Mexican series "Maria Mercedes," finally aired its pilot episode on Monday (October 7).
Several Filipinos took to Twitter to talk about the first episode, with "Maria Mercedes" becoming one of the top local trending topics on the microblogging site.
Until Tuesday morning, the hashtag #MariaMercedes was included in Twitter's Top 10 trending topics in the Philippines.
Jessy Mendiola plays the titular role in "Maria Mercedes," which also includes Vina Morales, Ariel Rivera, Vivian Velez, Nikki Gil, Jason Abalos and Jake Cuenca.
"Salamat po sa pagnood ng pilot episode namin. Sana po nagustuhan niyo ang unang araw ni #mariamercedes bukas po ulit ha?," Mendiola said in a Twitter post on Monday.
Directed by Chito Roño and Rechie del Carmen, "Maria Mercedes" airs weeknights after "Got To Believe."