Richard Gutierrez will reprise his role as the pinoy superhero “Captain Barbell” and its alter-ego Enteng, after playing him in the 2006 tv adaptation by the Kapuso network.
Joining Richard this time will be not just two (as earlier reported) but six leading ladies: Survivor Celebrity castaways Solenn Heusaff and Michelle Madrigal, former PBB housemate Sam Pinto, Are you the Next Big Star winner Frencheska Farr, Isabel Oli and Bianca King.
Survivor Philippines Celebrity Sole Survivor Akihiro Sato and castaways Jon Hall and Ervic Vijandre will also be part of the series.
Completing the cast are child wonder Jillian Ward (Trudis Liit) who will play Richard’s kid sidekick, Paolo Paraiso, Edu Manzano, Hero Angeles, and Christopher de Leon.
Bela Padilla, who was originally announced as one of the female leads, was moved to another soap, Machete, which stars Aljur Abrenica together with Ryza Cenon.
Captain Barbell will be directed by Dominic Zapata.