Alden Richards to showcase remarkable acting range in month-long special episodes of ‘Magpakailanman’

GMA Network’s award-winning drama anthology “Magpakailanman” presents exciting month-long special episodes featuring Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards.

The Sparkle leading man takes on the challenge of portraying varied real-life characters, showcasing his versatility and acting prowess like never before.

One of the inspiring stories to be featured is “A Runner to Remember: The Jirome de Castro Story.” Alden takes on the role of Jirome, a dedicated runner whose life is turned upside down by cervical dystonia, a debilitating neurological disorder that derails his personality, strains his familial ties, and hinders his professional growth. Alden’s commitment to the role goes beyond the script, immersing himself with the inspiring owner of the story, embracing his mannerisms and life philosophies. Will Jirome find the strength to lace up his running shoes and sprint toward triumph?

Following that, Alden takes on the role of Richard in “Epal Dreamboy: The Richard Licop Story.” This is a relatable story about an influencer bashed for being “epal” and “mayabang” for flaunting his material possessions online. The episode will explore Richard’s journey from being a poor boy with big dreams to becoming a vlogger and content creator.

Next in line is an action-drama episode “The Lost Boy” where Alden embodies Allan, a young man taken in by Leo, only to be pushed into a life of crime. As the storyline delves into the complexities of loyalty, morality, and survival, Alden’s performance promises to reveal another side of his acting talent.

Finally, “Sa Puso’t-Isipan: The Cantillana Family Story” is a special episode that addresses mental health awareness. Alden will portray Andrew who must juggle the roles of a loving son, a responsible brother, and a primary caregiver to his mentally-ill parents. In this episode, Alden’s performance is expected to tackle sensitive issues with depth and sincerity.

With challenging roles and gripping storylines, don’t miss the chance to catch Alden Richards in “Magpakailanman” for the whole month of August, every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on GMA-7.