Your afternoon siesta won't be the same again when Galema: Anak Ni Zuma premieres in ABS-CBN September 30 after the Kapamilya Blockbusters. Based on Zuma comics and its spin-off title, Anak Ni Zuma, it will replace My Little Juan.
The title role will be played by Andi Eigemann. She was director Wenn Derama's first choice for Galema. Andi admits it wasn't easy this time since she is doing this series with live but trained snakes on set. Andi adds that the cast and crew were oriented with different kinds of snakes and which ones are poisonous and which ones are not. But the snakes on her shoulders are mechanical.
Wenn Derama is known for fantasy TV series like Kokei, Diosa and Kampanerang Kuba. Director Wenn says that he is a fan of the Zuma comics and movie adaptations where Max Laurel is known for and what makes this story unique is that this is the first time that you see a flashback on Zuma's past that was never done in the movies.
Zuma is a fictional Aztec demigod created by Jim Fernandez. Galema also stars Matteo Guidicelli, Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Carlos Morales, Lito Legaspi, Divina Valencia, Meg Imperial, and Derick Hubalde as Zuma.