The internet has been abuzz over recent exciting rumors that Mulawin, GMA Network’s iconic fantasy series launched in 2004, is making a comeback.
Over the past few days, GMA’s Instagram account featured teaser images of a familiar winged humanoid, alluding to the possibility of Mulawin’s reappearance on television screens.
Rumors were laid to rest as it was announced that Kapuso teen star Miguel Tanfelix will reprise his role as Pagaspas from Mulawin in the grand retelling of Encantadia, another well-loved Kapuso fantasy series set in the same fantasy realm, currently airing worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV.
Miguel first played Pagaspas in the Mulawin series in 2004, when he was just five years old. Twelve years later, he finds himself once more donning the eagle-like wings of the Mulawin, a fictional race of peaceful avian beings who were the early inhabitants of the Philippines.
As his character flies its way into the kingdom of Encantadia to join forces with the Sang’gres, Miguel could not contain his excitement when he watched the teaser. “Nung nakita ko po yung teaser, kinilabutan po ako. Natuwa po ako and na-excite po ako nang sobra sa episode ng Encantadia [When I saw the teaser, I got goosebumps. I was really happy and excited with this episode of Encantadia],” he shares.
He also said that he couldn’t help but reminisce about the time he first played the role of a Mulawin. “Nung nalaman ko po na ako ‘yung gaganap bilang Pagaspas ng Encantadia, talagang nag-flashback po sa ‘kin lahat ng mga memories ko before. And siyempre nakakagulat. Ang saya sa feeling na gagampanan mo ulit ‘yung role na ginampanan mo nung five years old ka [When I found out that I would be playing Pagaspas in Encantadia, all my memories from before started to flash back in my mind. Of course, it was surprising. But it’s a nice feeling to be able to portray a role that you previously played when you were only five years old],” he added.
Catch Miguel Tanfelix as Pagaspas in Encantadia, only on GMA Pinoy TV.