It is a supernatural melodrama of a woman's misfortune and suffering interwoven with the legend of the Pasig. The legend itself is inspired by the immortal kundiman of the director's brother, Nicanor Abelardo.
Mutya is a Philippine fantasy series produced and aired by ABS-CBN that is based on Pablo S. Gomez's comic of the same name. The series introduced the network's newest discovered child actress Mutya Orquia. The series premiered on January 31, 2011 on ABS-CBN's primetime slot. Mutya's premiere to the primetime bida of ABS-CBN made a high rating of 30.9% in February 1, 2011 according to KANTAR MEDIA; defeating the rival program Dwarfina of GMA-7. Orquia's portrayal of little mermaid in "Mutya" received acclaim from critics and the show itself garnered high ratings according to KANTAR Media. In addition to this, she was also nominated for Best New Female TV Personality in the 2011 PMPC Star Awards for TV and 2011 Gawad Tangi Awards for Best TV Child Performer.