Julia Barretto becomes 'Mira Bella' as ABS-CBN cancels 'Cofradia'

For her teleserye debut, teen actress Julia Barretto topbills a new ABS-CBN fantasy series “Mira Bella” as network cancels “Cofradia.”

Julia Barretto Mira Bella
Julia Barretto is "Mira Bella" (ABS-CBN)
According to ABS-CBN News, the 16-year-old actress has been given a new series months after confirming that she will play the lead role in “Cofradia,” which is based on the Dominador Ad Castillo novel of the same title and the 1953 film starring Gloria Romero.

Teen actors Kiko Estrada and Diego Loyzaga will join her in the upcoming “fantaserye” which, according to reports, will center on the title character as she overcomes a curse.

“Mira Bella” starring Julia Barretto is directed by Erick Salud (“Aryana,” “May Isang Pangarap”) and Jerome Pobocan (“Mara Clara,” “May Bukas Pa”). The series also stars Gloria Diaz, Mylene Dizon, Pokwang and John Lapus.

So far, no detail regarding its target airing date has been announced.