All The Firsts In GMA’s Latest Drama Series, ‘The Write One’

The First One

With The Write One, Ruru Madrid and Bianca Umali’s first teleserye together has a few tricks up its sleeves.

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Another month, another teleserye to watch from the country’s top networks. After we got Mga Lihim ni Urduja, our next offering from the Kapuso network is The Write One, a fantasy romantic drama starring Ruru Madrid and Bianca Umali. From director King Mark Baco and executive producer Mark Anthony Norella comes this collaboration between GMA and Viu on the what-ifs of life. It follows a couple, Liam (Madrid) and Joyce (Umali), who seemingly have it all. That is until their son gets killed during a vehicular accident which causes the couple to spiral.

With a relationship on the brink of collapse, Liam comes into possession of a magical typewriter that can change lives. He then uses this to change history as he transports himself and Joyce into new lives.

In the new reality, Liam works in a movie production company and is in a relationship with socialite and fashionista Victoria (Mikee Quintos). Joyce, meanwhile, is now a sought-after actress and married to Hans (Paul Salas), a successful lawyer. As the story progresses, Liam tries to make sense of his new reality and fix his mistakes. With its world premiere on March 20, The Write One is set to unravel its many secrets. Yet already, GMA 7’s latest teleserye has some firsts that come with it. Here are some of those historic achievements.


Given how they are one of Sparkle’s hottest love teams, you would think that Ruru Madrid and Bianca Umali would have already starred in their fair share of projects together. Yet, The Write One marks the first time the two rising stars have been paired in the same show. It’s a moment for the couple and an impressive feat given how their love began outside the realms of the love team. 

Bianca and Ruru first started dating well before they were paired as a love team. In the past, they’ve been open about how they’ve had struggles in their relationship, even breaking up for nine months. Yet, they made it work, with Ruru even saying that the low point showed him that Bianca was worth fighting for. That’s a real to reel couple right there. Now, viewers get to see the couple’s chemistry be translated on screen.  


Eva Le Queen in The Write One

Following Drag Race Philippines, it was inevitable that the queens of season one would find themselves in different projects given how hyped the show was. And for Eva Le Queen, the season one finalist is now an actress as she makes her acting debut in The Write One. In the show, she plays Queenie, where notably, she’s in full drag. “This is my first acting engagement. You know, I’m a performer kasi, I do drag and yung last show ko naman is a reality show so sobrang excited ko,” she told the media during a press con for the show.

Despite it being a show for a major network, Eva revealed that she was given creative freedom over how her character looked. So, from the wigs to the outfit and makeup, that’s all Eva’s doing. While Eva Le Queen making her acting debut is already a moment, it feels even better knowing that she does it on a show like The Write One. It’s queer and drag representation on a mainstream show that airs on primetime on the country’s top network. Come through Eva Le Actress.


Even the top network in the Philippines needs some help now and then. Aside from being Bianca and Ruru’s first show together, The Write One also marks the first time GMA and streaming service Viu are working together. Not only can people stream episodes of The Write One on Viu, it actually made an early premiere on the streaming service with the first episode landing on March 18. While this may be their first teaming up together, this won’t be the last as GMA and Viu are set to partner once more for the historic series, Unbreak My Heart.

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