Ritz Azul, Daniel Matsunaga star in upcoming TV5 mini-series

YOUNG actress Ritz Azul and model actor Daniel Matsunaga lead the upcoming primetime series on TV5.

The highly-anticipated 6-week mini-series will premiere on July and is titled Misibis Bay” with the setting taken at a luxury island in Albay

The plot tells the story of Maita Rodriguez, played by Ritz, a girl with big dreams who tries to persevere amidst all odds to get what she wants in life. Daniel will play the role of the rich boy Andrew, the eldest son of Anthony Cadiz portrayed by Christopher de Leon.

Ritz first gained notice through TV5’s talent search program Star Factor, where she ended up being the 4th Final Star.She is one of TV5’s Primetime Princesses. In 2011 Ritz won two awards, one for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actress from the EMPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards and another for Amazing Female Newcomer from Yahoo!Philippines OMG Awards, both for the drama series “Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak.“ She also starred in primetime dramas and “Glamorosa” and “Kidlat” opposite Derek Ramsay.

Daniel, Brazilian-Japanese model, became known in Philippines by appearing in Cosmopolitan Philippines’s September 2009 Cosmo Men supplement. He was first given TV drama projects by GMA Network. In June 2012 he became a contract star of TV5.

The five-hectare Misimis Bay is located in the south-easternmost tip of Cagraray Island, a tropical hideaway in Bacacay, Albay. The private island resort promises the extraordinary, the extravagant and the enchanting with a bliss-inducing spa, three pools, two superb restaurants and a wide array of activities from exhilarating water sports to swimming with whale sharks.