Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Rocco Nacino are joining Dingdong Dantes in GMA-7’s remake of Descendants of the Sun.
Dingdong, Jasmine, and Rocco were present when GMA Entertainment Group inked a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) today, June 20.
According to @kapusoprgirl’s Instagram post, Jasmine will play the role of Lt. Moira Defensor, while Rocco will portray Sgt. Diego Ramos.
In the same event, the full cast of Descendants of the Sun was also announced.
Former ABS-CBN actor Jon Lucas, who just posted his goodbye message to the Kapamilya network and Star Magic, is announced to be part of the cast. Descendants of the Sun will be his first project as a Kapuso.
Chariz Solomon, Renz Fernandez, Lucho Ayala, Paul Salas, and Prince Clemente are also set to play important roles in the remake.
It was previously announced that Dingdong will be playing the lead role of Captain Lucas in GMA-7’s remake of Descendants of the Sun.
Dingdong’s role was portrayed by Song Joong Ki in the Korean version aired in 2016.
PEP Alerts’s Cabinet Files column later reported that Jennylyn Mercado will play the role of Dingdong’s leading lady, with Jasmine and Rocco playing the second leads.
However, Jennylyn was not included in the audio-visual presentation for the cast. GMA-7 also did not announce any actress portraying the role of Dr. Maxine Kang.
At present, Jennylyn is still taping for the ongoing Kapuso prime-time series Love You Two.
Rocco was originally part of the Kapuso afternoon series Dahil sa Pag-ibig, but he had to be pulled out of the show to do Descendants of the Sun. He was replaced by Benjamin Alves.
GMA-7 has yet to announce the target airing date for its version of Descendants of the Sun.