Fans are already looking forward to the sequel of Encantadia.
According to GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Lilybeth G. Rasonable, she is aware that Encantadiks (Encantadia die-hard fans) are clamoring for the telefantasya's comeback on television.
She admitted, "Siyempre kailangan sigurong pag-isipan ng mabuti, paghandaan para kung bumalik man, e, well thought out."
Unfortunately, for Encantadiks, the sequel is not yet happening this 2017.
Rasonable explained, "Not this year definitely, wala nang airtime for it.
"At saka yung mga ganung bagay, even with the return, it took us almost 11 years.
"So it's something we really have to think about and really brainstorm about because we have to give something different again na aabangan.
"But we're not closing our doors definitely, not to a project like Encantadia."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke with the Kapuso executive during the press conference of My Korean Jagiya last Monday, August 14, at K-Pub Restaurant, TriNoma Mall, Quezon City.
WAITING FOR KYLIE. In a separate PEP.ph interview with Encantadia director Mark Reyes during the presscon, he said that doing a sequel for Encantadia cannot be rushed, especially since they are waiting for their Amihan: Kylie Padilla.
It may be recalled that Kylie left the show in February when she got pregnant. She already gave birth last August 3.
He explained, "We cannot immediately go into Book Two because of some major reasons.
"Sinabi ko na later on na you know what, we're waiting for Kylie.
"I think the magic of Enca is the four sisters and to bring back Amihan already.
"Pero hintayin muna naming ma-ready si Kylie, para kumpleto sila."
The other main characters are Pirena (Glaiza de Castro), Alena (Gabbi Garcia), and Danaya (Sanya Lopez).
Currently, Direk Mark is busy with his new project My Korean Jagiya, which will air starting August 21.
He assured viewers that Encantadia will definitely make a comeback soon.
He pointed out, "Ganito na lang yan, kung ang Alyas Robin Hood, nagka-season two, Enca pa! Di ba?
"So I think the network has seen already the viability of bringing seasons--season one, season two--closer to after one show takes a break, napapalitan ng mas maaga.
"Enca was designed that way to begin with. Tapos na-extend kami, then Kylie got pregnant, let's take a break.
"Mulawin's coming in so let's take a break. Next year 'yan o the year after next, I don't know. Pero sigurado babalik 'yan."
Direk Mark also clarified that unlike the original version in 2005 when it took 11 years, Encantadiks won't have to wait too long for its return.
He also noted, "Hindi na remake, sequel na 'yan, we have established so many things, e.
"Meron 'yan, just be patient. Yun na lang."
Encantadia is also set to release a Director's Cut version of the finale episode that will be uploaded online. However, it has not yet been announced when it will be uploaded.