GMA Network reveals cast of ‘Encantadia’ requel

By: Niza Mariñas April 04,2016 - 08:13 PM

Glaiza de Castro, Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia and Sanya Lopez are the newest Sang’gres of Encantadia. (Photo from GMA)

GMA Network revealed Monday night the Sang’gres of this year’s requel (or retelling) of its groundbreaking fantaserye, “Encantadia.”

First to be introduced was Kylie Padilla who will play the role of Amihan, keeper of the Jewel of Air. The role was portrayed by Iza Calzado in the 2005 original.

Alena, on the other hand, will be portrayed by Gabbi Garcia. The actress who originally played the role of keeper of the Jewel of Water was Karylle.

The new keeper of the Jewel of Earth–Danaya–is newcomer Sanya Lopez. Diana Zubiri played the role of Danaya in the 2005 original.

To play the role of Pirena, keeper of the Jewel of Fire and the most fiesty and intelligent of the Sang’gres, will be Glaiza de Castro. Pirena was originally played by Sunshine Dizon.

Also in the cast are Christian Bautista, Rocco Nacino, Rochelle Pangilinan, Vaness Moral, Ruru Madrid, Buboy Villar, and John Arcilla, among others.

Of the new “Encantadia,” Director Mark Reyes said: “We will try to make it better than the first one. Expect bigger and better things!”

Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes had earlier been announced as the new Ynang Reyna. She earned the approval of the actress who first played the character, Dawn Zulueta, who said in a tweet that Marian was perfect for the role.

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