High Five Things You Need to Know About the DARNA: The TV Series

by Matthew Escosia
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Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series is set to air this August 2022!


Have you missed this most iconic one-line superhero shout? Well, you will hear it again every night starting from August because Darna is coming back to Philippine television again after so many years!

Darna is a Filipino superheroine based on a comic character of the same name. The iconic hero’s first appearance was on Pilipino Komiks #77 last May 13, 1950 and has since been portrayed by Filipino actresses from generation to generation.

SEA Wave - Darna Series ABS-CBN Poster Justin Besana

This much-anticipated series has been the talk in town! It seems like everyone can’t wait to finally see it on their TV screens. But while you are still waiting for its release, let’s take a look first at the high five things you need to know about DARNA: The TV Series.


The main characters in the TV series will be played by Jane De Leon as Darna, Iza Calzado as Leonor Custodio, Joshua Garcia as Brian Robles, Zaijian Jaranilla as Ding and Janella Salvador as Valentina.

Noah Vallesteros, Rio Locsin and Dawn Chang and many more will also be in the series.

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Photo from ABS-CBN Entertainment


LOOK: Official Poster of DARNA: The TV Series was released last July 6, 2022 by ABS-CBN on their facebook page. The post got 37K reacts, 1.7K comments and 2.9K shares and counting. The creator of the poster receives praises from netizens in creating the poster a little more appealing by making the setting look like Darna’s headdress and adding Valentina and the Filipino spirit in the concept.


WATCH: The official trailer DARNA: The TV Series premiered last July 7, 2022 on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Youtube channel following the release of the official poster. The trailer has shown the problems and tragedies to be faced by the world and how Narda, played by Jane De Leon, was being trained for her mission to save the world.


In the trailer, it was also shown that aside from being Darna’s mother, Iza Calzado’s role as Leonor Custodio will also be playing the first Darna and will be the one to pass the magical stone to Narda (Jane De Leon.) So, that will be two darna in one series!

“Grateful to my ABSCBN Family for this opportunity. I’ve learned to believe in Divine timing and I am so humbled by God’s plans. May this upcoming Darna series make us believe in the hero that exists in all of us because imagine the possibilities of coming together once we’ve all tapped into our super powers? What a beautiful world I see. Celebrating the superhero in all of us today and always,” Iza Calzado wrote in her Instagram post.


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DARNA: The TV Series is set to premiere in August 2022 on Kapamilya platforms. Still no words on the exact day of airing but what is sure is that the poster, cast, and trailer set a high expectation to the audience and the series seems propitious.

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Jane De Leon as Narda. Screengrab from ABS-CBN Entertainment Youtube Channel

These truths might have made you excited but stay tuned for more to be told as the team haven’t released Darna’s most awaited costume look yet – that is something to be excited for.

Don’t miss out your chance to watch this series produced by JRB Creative Production as it is considered to be ABS-CBN’s biggest project this 2022.

Are you excited to see Darna? While we are still waiting for her, share with us your comments about its poster and trailer in the comments section below!

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