The much-awaited announcement of the lead stars of GMA Network’s remake of fantasy series Encantadia finally took place this week, unveiling Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez and Glaiza de Castro in the role of the four “Sang’gres.”
The word “sang’gre” in Encantadia refers to royal bloodlines within the magical realm, and after a series of auditions, Padilla was chosen to portray the role of Amihan, the keeper of the Jewel of Air; Garcia as Alena, the keeper of the Jewel of Water; Lopez as Danaya, the keeper of the Jewel of Earth; and de Castro as Pirena, the keeper of the Jewel of Fire.
In the original production, these four leads were portrayed by Iza Calzado, Karylle, Diana Zubiri, and Sunshine Dizon, respectively.
According to GMA Network, the series director Mark Reyes said the remake promises a production that is “even better than the first one.”
The premiere of Encantadia 2016 has yet to be announced.