"Maria Mercedes" is a Mexican telenovela starring Thalia, the same actress who played "Marirmar" and "Maria la del Barrio". Rumors has it that Piolo Pascual will play as Maria Mercedes' love interest, who will be played by none other than Angel Locsin.
If this soap pushes through with Piolo Pascual as the leading man, this will be Piolo and Angel's second team up in a soap opera after the very successful "Lobo". "Lobo" topped the July Nutam Ratings. It is hoped that Maria Mercedes will duplicate the success Lobo enjoyed.
Maria Mercedes will star Edu Manzano, Cherie Gil, Nancy Castillogne, and Nina Jose among others. This new soap is expected to be aired in 2009.