Andi Eigenmann as ‘Galema’ Anak Ni Zuma

Andi Eigenmann will be starring in a new teleserye titled “Galema.” She has been tapped to play the title role in the upcoming television series Galema.

The series is based on the graphic novel Anak Ni Zuma which was published in Aliwan Komiks from 1976 to 1984.

This isn’t the first komiks character for Andi as she was launched by ABS-CBN in Agua Bendita back in 2010.

As confirmed by her mom Jacklyn Jose during last Sunday’s Star Awards for Movies, Andi Eigenmann is set to portray the role of another classic Pinoy komiks character in ABS-CBN TV adaptation of “Galema”.

Galema, the daughter of the Zuma, who became famous for having a two-headed snake on his shoulders, in Jim Fernandez’s famous Aliwan Komiks series was previously played by Snooky Serna in a 1985 movie opposite Max Laurel as Zuma. She and Andi were both last seen in the Kapamilya series Kahit Puso’y Masugatan which also starred Iza Calzado, Gabby Concepcion and Jake Cuenca.

Meanwhile, the role of Galema was first portrayed by Snooky Serna in the first movie adaptation of Anak Ni Zuma in 1985 (Zuma), and by Jenny Lyn in the second movie in 1987 (Anak Ni Zuma).

Playing the title role would require Andi to put on a two-headed snake on her shoulders. But as brave a woman Andi is, I’m sure it’d be just okay even if they use a real snake in the series. Using real ones would be unlikely, though, unless there’s really a two-headed snake around.

After the success of it’s comics version which became one of the longest running series in Philippine komiks, a movie version was made in 1985, featuring Snooky Serna playing the role of Galema and Max Laurel as the evil Zuma.

The teleserye “Galema” will start filming this coming April 2013, with the direction of box office director, Wenn V. Deramas.

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