ENCANTADIA IS OFFICIALLY back after more than a decade of its first airing, and six years after it was originally plan to air again. The series’ new cast was revealed today by GMA Network.
Fans go gaga on social media as the fantasy series’ four new sang’gres (princesses) were revealed. Definitely the most hated character in the original series, Pirena will be played by Glaiza de Castro. It was originally played by Sunshine Dizon. The keeper of the gem of fire, Pirena is the eldest of the four sisters, and the wisest and the most ambitious among them.
Kylie Padilla will play the role of Amihan, originally played by Iza Calzado. As the keeper of the wind gem, Amihan succeeds her mother Mine-a as Queen of Lireo.
Gabbi Garcia took over the role of Alena, originally played by Karylle. The keeper of the water gem, Alena’s power is through her beautiful voice that can paralyze or kill the enemy.
Sanya Lopez (sister of our favorite Jak Roberto) will play the role of Danaya, the youngest of the sisters and the keeper of the earth gem. It was played originally by Diana Zubiri. Aside from her ability to communicate with animals and plants, Danaya can also heal the wounded.
Also joining the cast are Rocco Nacino as Aquil, which was originally played by Alfred Vargas. Ruru Madrid takes on the role of Ybarro, originally played by Dingdong Dantes. Playing the antagonist Hagorn is none other than award-winning actor John Arcilla (Heneral Luna). It was originally played by Pen Medina.
As per director Mark Reyes who also directed the original series, the reboot is a ‘requel’ or the retelling of the story. Original scriptwriter Suzette Doctolero returns for this version.
As earlier announced, Marian Rivera will play the role of Mine-a, the Queen Mother of Encantadia.
It can be recalled that Encatadia took the national television by storm when it was first aired in 2005, beating ABS-CBN’s primetime shows back then. It was followed by two sequel series, ‘Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia’ and ‘Encantadia: Pag-Ibig Hanggang Wakas’ the years after.