Sang’gre is ready to take viewers back into the world of Encantandia anytime soon.
The Kapuso network announced in early 2022 that a spin-off to its epic telefantasya Encantadia is in the offing.
A press release from GMA-7 said Sang'gre centers on the story of a young girl who grows up in the mortal world, not knowing that she is the missing daughter of Sang'gre Danaya.
Currently, Sang’gre is in its creative development stage.
It was also previously revealed by GMA senior vice president for Entertainment Lilybeth Rasonable in a press conference that they have already chosen the actress who will portray the title role of Sang’gre.
But she has yet to be named.
When it comes to the show itself, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) recently had the chance to obtain a few details about Sang’gre during an exclusive Zoom interview with its creator, Suzette Doctolero.
Her teaser about Sang’gre: “Pagpapatuloy ng kuwento ng Encantadia.”
According to Suzette, it was the ratings of Encantadia 2016’s rerun during the height of the pandemic in 2020 that urged them to create a spin-off.
She said, “Alam mo ba na yung Encantadia replay nitong pandemic ay sobrang taas ng ratings?
“Kahit replay na siya, pero sobrang taas ng ratings niya. So ang daling napa-approve ng concept ng Encantadia Chronicles.
“Actually, ang buong title nito ay Encantadia Chronicles: Sang’gre.”
When asked if PEP.ph can already share this info about the title, she said, “Puwede na ito, puwede na ito.
“Ikaw ang unang magbabalita na ang totoong title niya ay Encantadia Chronicles: Sang’gre.”
This could mean that aside from Sang’gre, they are planning to do more stories rooting from Encantadia.
Suzette added, “Excited kami kasi meron kaming gustong gawing bago dito sa Encantadia na ito.
“Ang hirap i-discuss kasi siyempre wala pa, pero exciting siyang gawin.”
Suzette assured fans that the four original Sang’gres—Pirena, Amihan, Alena, and Danaya—are still present in the spin-off.
Encantadia Chronicles: Sang'gre will also carry the events from the 2016 version, where the lead characters were respectively portrayed by Glaiza de Castro, Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, and Sanya Lopez.
But according to Suzette, Encantadia Chronicles: Sang’gre will focus more on the character of Danaya, played by Sanya.
After all, it was written in the first announcement that the Sang’gre in the title is Danaya’s daughter.
“Sa Encantadia Chronicles: Sang’gre, magze-zero in… nandoon yung apat na Sang’gre, pero magpo-focus ako sa life story ni Danaya para mas makilala pa natin siya at kung ano ang nangyari sa kanya sa Encantadia after mabawi yung mga brilyante.
“So makikilala pa nang husto si Danaya. I think, hopefully, magagandahan sila sa kuwento.
But she added that viewers will still see the respective stories of Pirena, Alena, and even Amihan, even though her character died in the 2016 version because Kylie got pregnant in the middle of doing Encantadia in 2017.
Of course, Suzette is also looking forward to seeing the actress who is chosen to play the title role of Sang’gre.
The creative writer said, “Exciting siyang gawin kasi I like yung artistang gaganap.
“Nandoon pa rin yung apat na Sang’gre, pero at the same time, gusto ko itong bagong artistang gaganap. Alam ko yung kalidad niya as an artista.”
Expect GMA-7 to divulge more details about Encantadia Chronicles: Sang’gre in the coming months.
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