Starla aired its final episode on January 10, 2020 and, boy, this tele-series never fails to make your night glow into heartwarming wholesomeness.
Actress Judy Ann Santos said the show was originally meant for just one season, regardless of whether or not it was going to do well in the ratings. “Starla” features Joel Torre, Joem Bascon, Meryll Soriano and child actors Enzo Pelojero and Jana Agoncillo.
“At the time ‘Starla’ was presented to me, people were saying they were already tired of teleseryes that are long-winding. This was because networks have a habit of extending shows that do well. This happened to my programs a lot of times in the past,” Judy Ann explained.
“Star lang daw, so OK na ako,” she said with a laugh. “That’s the only focus of the show, although the story still has a lot of potential for expansion. The story was already complete when they presented it to me. It already has an ending.”
On the other hand, Joel said he loved “Starla” because of its well-written story. “You know that each character was so well-thought of, that each one is an important part of the ensemble. We all got equal treatment—there was no superstar,” he pointed out. “Also, I noticed that since our cell phones were useless on the set, there was more interaction. People opened up to each other.”
Joel, who played the role as Judy Ann’s father in the series, also hoped that there would be more stories that served inspiration and love of family like “Starla” in teleseryes.
According to the Top 30 Programs for the week of Dec 30 – Jan 5, Starla overtook long-time leader and fellow Kapamilya teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano by a margin of 0.2% high.