Darna (2005 TV series)

Darna is a 2005 Philippine television drama fantasy action series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on the Mars Ravelo's fictional character of the same name and a loose adaptation of the Ravelo's 2003 Darna miniseries. Directed by Dominic Zapata and Eric Quizon, it stars Angel Locsin in the title role. It premiered on April 4, 2005 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on November 25, 2005 with a total of 170 episodes.

Mars Ravelo's Darna
Title card
Based onMars Ravelo's Darna
Written by
  • Dode Cruz
  • Andrew Paredes
  • Ari Lam
  • Renato Custodio
Directed by
  • Dominic Zapata
  • Eric Quizon
StarringAngel Locsin
Theme music composer
  • Jay Durias
  • Sharon Inductivo
Opening theme"Di Ka Nag-iisa" by Regine Velasquez
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes170
Executive producer(s)
  • Angie Castrence
  • Edlyn Tallada
Production location(s)Philippines
  • Ver Custodio
  • Raul Santos
  • Duds dela Merced
  • Adrian Monserrate
  • Kiko Reyes
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-40 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseApril 4 (2005-04-04) 
November 25, 2005 (2005-11-25)
Related showsDarna (2009)

Cast and characters

Angel Locsin portrays Narda.
Alessandra De Rossi portrays Valentina.
Dennis Trillo portrays Efren.
Katrina Halili portrays Carol.
Eddie Garcia (right) portrays Mambabarang.
Cristine Reyes portrays Molecula.
Eddie Garcia portrays Mambabarang.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Darna earned a 47.1% rating, the highest rating for a pilot episode in Philippine television. The series had its highest rating on April 7, 2005 with a 52.1% rating.


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