GMA Network's Encantadia says Avisala Anew
By auraxiiltd, Jul 14 2016 09:22PM
This July, GMA Network proudly brings back the popular and well-loved fantasy television series that changed the landscape of primetime TV with the much awaited requel of Encantadia.
This highly-acclaimed saga won the hearts of Filipinos 11 years ago, and with the retelling of the series, the Kapuso Network is all set to bring superior and world-class entertainment to its loyal Kapuso fans.
Back in 2005, the roles of the four Sang’gres were remarkably portrayed by Iza Calzado, Karylle Tatlonghari, Diana Zubiri and Sunshine Dizon. This year, the Kapuso stars who bagged the much-coveted roles of the four Sang’gres are Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez and Glaiza de Castro.
Holding strong values of forgiveness, acceptance, and responsibility, the requel will tell the story of sisterhood, family, and a great forbidden love that bridges two different worlds—that of humans and the magical world of Encantadia.
Encantadia is divided into four kingdoms – Adamya, Sapiro, Lireo, and Hathoria, with each kingdom holding one of the four precious elemental stones that are integral to maintaining peace and order in the land.
In the series, Kylie Padilla is Amihan, the keeper of the gem of air. She is known for being mature and nurturing as she protects her loved ones no matter what. Raised by her father in the land of mortals, Amihan learned to be an independent thinker--a characteristic envied by her sisters.
Gabbi Garcia breathes life into the character of Alena, the third among the four, who keeps the water gem. Romantic and carefree, she lives to love and to find that one person who will complete her. She finds that love in Ybarro (Ruru Madrid), a charismatic Barbaro whose past is as much a mystery to him, as it is to her.
Meanwhile, the fearless and headstrong Danaya, portrayed by Sanya Lopez, is the youngest among the four. She keeps the earth jewel and has an unwavering sense of justice.
Pirena, the keeper of the gem of fire and the eldest of them, is played by Glaiza De Castro. Passionate and outspoken, the fiery young woman wishes to become the next queen of the diwatas. However, she feels neglected by her mother’s decision to choose her sister, Amihan.
At the helm of Encantadia’s requel is no less than director Mark Reyes, who also directed the original series. He shared that the well-planned preparation of Encantadia's comeback makes it one of the grandest television series to date. “There’s so much more reasons to watch the show. Encantadia’s requel is one of the biggest projects in Philippine television. It's the story that you're going to get. Ang naging paghahanda rito [The preparations for this]—from the costumes to the script to the set hanggang sa graphics, lahat [to the graphics, and everything else]—three times bigger sa unang version [is three times bigger than the first version]."
Playing special roles are Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera-Dantes as Raquim and Ynang Reyna Minea, respectively.
Completing the stellar cast are John Arcilla as Hagorn, Rocco Nacino as Aquil, Ruru Madrid as Ybarro, Sunshine Dizon as Adhara, Christian Bautista as Apitong, Rochelle Pangilinan as Agane, Vaness del Moral as Gurna, Pancho Magno as Hitano, Buboy Villar as Wantuk, Carlo Gonzalez as Muros, Kate Valdez as Mira, Mikee Quintos as Lira, Starstruck finalist James Teng as Pako, introducing Starstruck winners Klea Pineda as Muyak and Migo Adecer as Anthony, and Solenn Heussaff as Cassiopea.
Adding glimmer to the powerhouse ensemble are Julia Lee as Alira Naswen, Leandro Baldemor as Dado, Neil Ryan Sese as Asval, Ryan Eigenmann as Berto, Angelu de Leon as Amanda, Ana Feleo as Ades, Roi Vinzon as Arvak, Jestoni Alarcon as Armeo, with special participation of Max Collins as Amihan, the sister of Ynang Reyna Minea.
The Concept Creator and Head Writer of the series is Suzette Doctolero, who is known for groundbreaking concepts such as the award-winning My Husband’s Lover. Spearheading the overall design is lead visual designer Noel Flores.
What is the prophecy that led the queen of Encantadia to bear four children? And will the four princesses be able to find camaraderie in one another to fight for their kingdom as they find unity among themselves?
Catch the enchanting story of Encantadia premiering July 19 worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.
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