Meet the new cast of Encantadia 2016
Marian Rivera, Glaiza de Castro, Solenn Heussaff, and more join the new reboot.
(SPOT.ph) GMA Network has finally unveiled the cast for the highly anticipated 2016 reboot of Encantadia. The ensemble cast is a mix of familiar favorites and new faces, similar to the original cast from over 10 years ago.
Marian Rivera will play Minea (also known as Ynang Reyna), mother of the four Sangg'res that guarded the precious gems that kept their world safe. The role was previously played by Dawn Zulueta (who recently gave Marian her blessing).
Speaking of the four Sangg'res, they will be played by Glaiza de Castro (as Pirena, formerly played by Sunshine Dizon), Kylie Padilla (as Amihan, formerly played by Iza Calzado), Gabbi Garcia (as Alena, formerly played by Karylle), and newcomer Sanya Lopez (as Danaya, formerly played by Diana Zubiri).
Dingdong Dantes will be playing Raquim, the father of Amihan and the prince who will fall in love with Minea. The role was previously played by Richard Gomez.
In 2005, Dingdong played the lead male character, Ybarro, a brave warrior who is unaware of his royal lineage. The character was in the middle of a love triangle with both Alena and Amihan. This time, he will be played by Ruru Madrid.
As for the supporting cast, it will include Rocco Nacino as Aquil (formerly played by Alfred Vargas), John Arcilla as Hagorn (formerly played by Pen Medina), Mikee Quintos as Lira (formerly played by Jennylyn Mercado), Kate Valdez as Mira (formerly played by Yasmien Kurdi), Migo Adacer as Anthony (formerly played by Mark Herras), Solenn Heussaff as Cassiopeia (formerly played by Cindy Kurleto), and Pancho Magno as Hitano (formerly played by Polo Ravales).
According to reports, the new show will be a retelling-slash-sequel to the original story. A premiere date has yet to be announced.