Unlocking the Laughter: 3 Compelling Reasons to Experience the Latest Takeshi's Castle

Eugene Domingo, Smokey Manaloto, and Sassa Gurl recently convened at a local press conference in Manila to unveil the much-anticipated Pinoy edition of Takeshi's Castle. This comedic series is poised for an exclusive premiere on Prime Video in the Philippines, marking a significant moment in the country's entertainment landscape.

Mark your calendars for November 16, as the first two episodes of this 8-part series are set to debut, with subsequent episodes releasing twice a week. Here are three compelling reasons why you shouldn't miss this highly-awaited series.Meet the Mariteses: With the introduction of new challenges and contestants on the iconic game show, it's fitting to have new hosts. The Mariteses, the new set of hosts representing the Philippine culture of neighborhood gossip, will guide viewers through the game's play-by-play.

Smokey Manaloto, a veteran Takeshi's Castle host, returns as Mang Pe, a former employee of King Takeshi, providing insider insights into the castle's games. Accompanying him is Eugene Domingo, a seasoned comedienne, portraying Aling Marites, representing the gossipers of the Philippines. Lastly, internet sensation Sassa Gurl brings her comedic flair, playing herself and adding an extra layer of laughter with impeccable timing.Yummy Teh Meets Takeshi’s Castle: In a true Filipino spirit, the new Takeshi’s Castle will be experienced in a favorite sari-sari store named Yummy Teh. Beyond commentary, audiences will immerse themselves in the Filipino culture of "chismis," making each episode more fun and relatable.

Fun fact: The Philippines is the only version of Takeshi's Castle that shot additional scenes with a local cast, enhancing the viewing experience for Filipino audiences.Coming Back After 30 Years: Thirty years have passed since the first episode of Takeshi's Castle aired on Philippine TV, leaving a lasting impact on how Filipinos enjoy noon-time shows. The comeback of Takeshi’s Castle is not just a nostalgic trip but an opportunity for different generations to come together and bond over great entertainment at home.

Quark Henares, head of Originals at Prime Video, Philippines, expressed excitement about the show's return, stating, “Takeshi’s Castle, a beloved classic, makes a triumphant return with a locally relevant concept and stellar cast promising to rekindle nostalgia and ignite fresh excitement among a new generation.”

Producer Dan Villegas of Project 8 Projects shared his enthusiasm, highlighting the show's unique contribution to pop culture and its exciting adaptation for Filipino audiences.

Takeshi’s Castle now joins the extensive Prime Video catalog, offering a diverse array of shows and films, including Korean titles, anime hits, and award-winning Amazon Originals. Prime Video members can enjoy unlimited streaming on various devices, with the added convenience of offline viewing.

For the latest updates on Takeshi’s Castle, follow Prime Video on social media platforms. You can stream the series anywhere, anytime on primevideo.com or through the Prime Video app on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft, available in the Philippines for just PHP149 per month. Don't miss out on the laughter, excitement, and cultural immersion that Takeshi's Castle promises to bring to Filipino audiences.

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