Monday, November 6, 2023

Prime Video Reveals the Cast for the Filipino version of the Takeshi’s Castle Reboot

SINGAPORE—6 November 2023 —Prime Video, today,  announced the cast for the Filipino version of the Takeshi's Castle reboot, starring Smokey Manaloto, Eugene Domingo, and Sassa Gurl. The beloved Japanese game show’s reboot will be available on Prime Video in the Philippines, starting November 16.

Smokey Manaloto, recognized as the original host of the Filipino episodes of the show, is making a comeback to the Takeshi's Castle universe. This time, he assumes the role of a former employee of Takeshi, bringing back his signature snarky commentary and the insider’s insight into the game.

Joining Manaloto is the top-tier comedian Eugene Domingo. Known for her impeccable comedic timing and versatile acting, Domingo is celebrated for her ability to bring characters to life with her unique flair. Representing all the resident chismosas, Domingo is the resident marites of the group.

Internet sensation Sassa Gurl is all set to infuse an extra dose of wit and laughter, as she joins the Takeshi’s Castle gang. After garnering increased acclaim for her sensational portrayal as the Drag Runner in the Amazon Original reality competition show, Drag Den with Manila Luzon, Sassa Gurl has won the hearts of many with her contagious sense of humor and commanding presence. Expect to see her in her authentic self, ensuring that her fans and new viewers are in for a treat with her magnetic energy.

Rounding up the cast is internet comedian Jun Sabayton, playing Shitake, one of Takeshi’s henchmen, who explains the rules of the game. Each episode also features guest-star commentators, such as Maris Racal, Zanjoe Marudo, and Ketchup Eusebio.


The show is produced by Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone, under their production company Project 8 Projects, and is directed by cult-favorite filmmaker, RA Rivera.


As Takeshi's Castle made its triumphant return with a global premiere in Tokyo earlier this year, the Filipino reboot promises to be a delightful fusion of comedy and nostalgia, embracing elements that resonate with local audiences.


Takeshi’s Castle, a cherished classic, makes a glorious comeback with a locally relevant concept and an exception cast, reigniting nostalgia among the long-time fans and sparking a fresh sense of excitement for the new generation,” said Quark Henares, head of Philippines Originals at Prime Video. “We’re absolutely thrilled and look forward to entertaining our Pinoy audience with this show.”

Takeshi’s Castle joins thousands of other shows and films available on the Prime Video catalog, such as Linlang, Fit Check: Confessions of an Ukay Queen, Comedy Island, Ten Little Mistresses, Walang KaParis, and In My Mother’s Skin. Korean titles such as Heartbeat, Tale of The Nine-Tailed 1938, and Jinny’s Kitchen, anime hits such as Demon Slayer, on top of award-winning and critically acclaimed Amazon Originals like Citadel, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Emmy and Golden Globe winners Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Prime Video members can watch films and shows anywhere and anytime on hundreds of compatible devices. In the Prime Video app, members can also download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in the Philippines for just PHP149 per month.

For more updates on Takeshi’s Castle, follow Prime Video on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTok, and YouTube. Stream anywhere, anytime at or download the Prime Video app on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft.

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