‘Sparkle U’ to shine a light  on today’s youth

Youth-focused drama has proliferated recently, aiming to both entertain and reflect the norms and values of today’s younger population.
GMA Network’s Sparkle U is the most recent addition to this wave.

Shayne T. Sava, Abdul Raman, Roxie Smith, Michael Sager, Zephanie, Anjay Anson, Lauren King, Vanessa Peña, Princess Aliyah, Marco Masa and Liana Mae were recently unveiled as the stars of the upcoming youth-centric drama anthology series.

Set in the imagined world of Sparkle University, the series explores the complex lives of a group of youngsters while addressing wider concerns and issues. Within the walls of Sparkle University — a school described as “conservative, parent-funded, all-inclusive,” offering educational programs ranging from elementary to undergraduate studies — each episode will examine a different aspect of teenage life, from the effects of social media usage to family conflicts.

In the first series titled #Frenemies, two childhood best friends, Sava and Smith, who have drifted apart cross paths once again upon entering senior high school.

This time, they discover that they have various social standings and interests. Despite the growing rivalry between them including in matters of the heart, will they regain their friendship?

The second series, #Ghosted, starring Sofia Pablo and Allen Ansay, centers on a college student who is trying to help solve the riddle of ghosts haunting the campus.

Starting this Sunday 1 October, only on GMA Network, follow these students on their thrilling adventures as they negotiate senior high school life.