In 2004, a fantasy teen-oriented TV drama involving psychic abilities, elementals and aliens, among others, was born.
Spirits, directed by Chito Rono and produced by Star Creatives, was about a group of youngsters who discovered that they have supernatural powers. It starred some of this generation’s household names such as Maja Salvador and Rayver Cruz. Likewise, it starred former child stars Serena Dalrymple, Jiro Manio, and John Wayne Sace, as well as other actors Michelle Madrigal, Joseph Bitangcol, and Mico Aytona.
Now, 14 years after it first premiered on Philippine TV, a revival is on its way! Spirits Reawaken will stream via the iWant app starting November 17 and will star today’s teen celebs such as Grae Fernandez, Jairus Aquino, Kira Balinger, Bugoy Carino, Chantal Videla, and Patrick Quiroz.
But before we get to know the new ones, let’s first take a trip down memory lane as we recall the old cast and where they are now.
1. Maja Salvador
One of the most sought-after actresses of today, Maja’s last TV drama project was the top-rated Wildflower where she played the iconic character of Lily Cruz. Currently, she has a movie titled To Love Some Buddy which also stars Zanjoe Marudo.
2. Rayver Cruz
Rayver has long been with the Kapamilya network before he decided to take the big leap to another one two months ago. His last project with ABS-CBN was another fantasy series – the former primetime hit Bagani.
3. Serena Dalrymple
A very popular child star of her generation, Spirits was the last TV series for Serena who has done many iconic comedy films. Nonetheless, she is leading a successful career outside showbiz as she is a manager for the Center of Excellence at Viacom in New York, as per her LinkedIn profile.
4. Jiro Manio
It has been quite a troublesome period for the award-winning former child star. According to reports, Jiro, who has been entangled in drug-related issues, was finally out of rehabilitation last year. Last May, he celebrated his birthday with comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas, who has been helping him with his recovery.
5. Michelle Madrigal
Former Star Circle questor Michelle’s last showbiz project was Pasion de Amor in 2016. Currently, she enjoys her family life abroad. She is now married and has a daughter named Anika.
6. Joseph Bitangcol
Also a discovery of Star Circle Quest, Joseph is still appearing in several shows such as FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. He is now married and has a baby girl.
7. Mico Aytona
Aside from acting, Mico is also invested in his music. The father of three has a band named Altered.
Did you miss them? Be sure to watch out for the new Spirits Reawaken, only on iWant!