TJ Trinidad returns to GMA-7 to be part of the upcoming telefantasya Mulawin vs. Ravena.
He revealed this through an Instagram post yesterday, February 20.
In the photo, it can be seen that TJ will portray Grecko who is not in the original version of Mulawin aired in 2004.
In his post, former Mulawin lead star Richard Gutierrez congratulated his friend by posting a hands-up emoji in the comments section.
TJ responded by writing, "thanks Aguiluz!"
It may be recalled that Richard portrayed the lead character Aguiluz in the original version of Mulawin. Angel Locsin played Alwina, the love interest of Aguiluz.
GMA Vice President for Drama Miss Redgie Magno said during an intimate lunch with the press last January that Richard will not be a part of the sequel.
The executive said, "Kasi ibang cast na ito pero meron pa ring reference sa character niya, meron pa rin."
TJ was last seen in ABS-CBN's primetime series A Love To Last, which is currently airing on the third slot.
However, he only appeared in one episode with Iza Calzado.
TJ also made appearances in the Kapamilya shows FPJ's Ang Probinsyano and Maalaala Mo Kaya.
The actor was originally a Kapamilya when he started his career. His first TV show was the Judy Ann Santos-Robin Padilla starrer Basta't Kasama Kita (2003).
Since then, TJ was cast as the leading man of Judy Ann in Krystala (2004), Heart Evangelista in Hiram na Mukha (2007), and Kristine Hermosa in Gulong ng Palad (2006) and Prinsesa ng Banyera (2007).
In 2009, TJ transferred to GMA to co-star with Richard in the primetime series Zorro.
He was able to do both kontrabida and leading man roles in the Kapuso teleseryes such as Stairway to Heaven (2009), Diva (2010), Beauty Queen (2010), Kokak (2012), Aso Ni San Roque (2013), The Borrowed Wife (2014), Strawberry Lane (2014), The Rich Man's Daughter (2015), and Wish I May (2016).
He was also able to work with Richard in the Kapuso shows Captain Barbell: Ang Pagbabalik (2011) and Makapiling Kang Muli (2012).
CARLA IN MULAWIN REBOOT. Carla Abellana will also be part of the Mulawin reboot.
In an Instagram post by Mulawin vs. Ravena's program manager Helen Rose Sese last February 3, she shared a photo of their meeting with Carla for the telefantasya.
The TV executive wrote in the caption, "#latepost #meeting watch out for #MulawinVsRavena ..coming soon!:)"
Carla and TJ were not part of the cast members of Mulawin vs. Ravena announced by GMA executives last January 16.
At that time, the cast members revealed back then were Dennis Trillo, Regine Velasquez, Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, Bea Binene, and Derrick Monasterio.
Last week, Heart Evangelista confirmed via Twitter that she will also be part of the cast.
It was previously reported that Kiko Estrada will reprise the role of Rasmus, a character first played by his father Gary Estrada.
No airing date has been announced yet for Mulawin vs. Ravena. It will be directed by Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez.