MANILA – In GMA-7’s remake of the popular fantasy series “Encantadia,” Kapuso actresses Glaiza de Castro, Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia and new artist Sanya Lopez take on the much-coveted roles of the four Sang’gres (princesses).
De Castro will portray Pirena, the ambitious keeper of the fire gem originally played by Sunshine Dizon.
Padilla, on the other hand, will play the role of Amihan, the skilled keeper of the wind gem played before by Iza Calzado. She later succeeds her mother as Queen of Lireo.
Gabbi will take on the mantle of Alena, the powerful keeper of the water gem previously portrayed by Karylle Yuzon.
And Sanya Lopez will be Danaya, the youngest of the sisters and keeper of the earth gem previously played by Diana Zubiri.
Meanwhile, celebrity couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, are given the roles Raquim and Ynang Reyna.
Completing the cast are Kapuso stars John Arcilla, Solenn Heussaff, Rochelle Pangilinan, Rocco Nacino, Ruru Madrid, Christian Bautista, Migo Adecer, Vaness del Moral, Klea Pineda, Kate Valdez, Mikee Quintos, Pancho Magno, Carlo Gonzalez, Noel Urbano, and Buboy Villar.
Of the “requel” or retelling of the fantaserye which first aired in 2005, Director Mark Reyes has this to say: “We will try to make it better than the first one. Expect bigger and better things!”
Encantadia is set to premier on July in GMA-7’s Telebabad block. Avisala!