F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers

F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers is an upcoming Thai television series starring Tontawan Tantivejakul (Tu), Vachirawit Chiva-aree (Bright), Jirawat Sutivanichsak (Dew), Metawin Opas-iamkajorn (Win) and Hirunkit Changkham (Nani). Based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio, it serves as the Thai counterpart of the franchise from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and China.[1]

F4 Thailand:
Boys Over Flowers
Thaiหัวใจรักสี่ดวงดาว
Genre
Created byGMMTV
Based onBoys Over Flowers
by Yoko Kamio
Written byYoko Kamio
Directed byPatha Thongpan
Starring
Country of originThailand
Original languageThai
No. of episodes16
Production
ProducersX Nuttapong Monkolsawas , Jan Punchong Tuntisungwaragol
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
DistributoriWantTFC (Philippines)
Release
Original networkGMM 25
Original release18 December 2021 (2021-12-18)
Chronology
Related shows

Directed by Patha Thongpan and produced by GMMTV together with Parbdee Taweesuk, the series was first announced during GMMTV "New & Next" event on 15 October 2019. The cast was confirmed by September 2020 through a teaser clip, and a mock trailer was later released on 3 December 2020.[2][3] The series is set to air on GMM 25 every Saturdays at 20:30 (8:30 pm) ICT replacing the Saturday rerun slot of Our Skyy starting 18 December 2021.[4] It will also be simultaneously streamed internationally through GMMTV's official YouTube channel and on the streaming media platform Viu.[5]

CastEdit

Below are the cast of the series:[6]

MainEdit

  • Tontawan Tantivejakul (Tu) as Gorya / Manga character: Tsukushi Makino
  • Vachirawit Chiva-aree (Bright) as Thyme / Manga character: Tsukasa Domyoji
  • Metawin Opas-iamkajorn (Win) as Kavin / Manga character: Sojiro Nishikado
  • Jirawat Sutivanichsak (Dew) as Ren / Manga character: Rui Hanazawa
  • Hirunkit Changkham (Nani) as MJ / Manga character: Akira Mimasaka

SupportingEdit

  • Cindy Bishop as Thyme's mother
  • Yongwaree Anilbol (Fah) as Ren's love interest , Mira
  • Chanikan Tangkabodee (Prim) as Kaning
  • Wanwimol Jaenasavamethee (June)
  • Chanagun Arpornsutinan (Gunsmile)
  • Pansa Vosbein (Milk)
  • Neen Suwanamas
  • Phatchara Thabthong (Kapook)
  • Maria Poonlertlarp as Thyme's sister
  • Nattawat Jirochtikul (Fourth)

ProductionEdit

After it was announced on 15 October 2019, several names were suggested online by Thai netizens on who should play the main roles.[3][7]

On 16 September 2020, almost a year since it was announced, GMMTV officially revealed the artists who would be taking the main roles of the said series.[8] Current GMMTV artists Vachirawit Chiva-aree and Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, who recently starred in the boys' love series 2gether: The Series and Still 2gether, will be playing two of the F4 members, joined by new faces namely Tontawan Tantivejakul, Hirunkit Changkham and Jirawat Sutivanisak in the said series which is expected to air in 2021.[9] After the announcement of Vachirawit and Metawin as members of F4 Thailand, some online fans expressed their surprise with their new fictional roles but some see it as an "opportunity to grow as an actor."[10]

On the reason why GMMTV decided to acquire the rights of creating the Thai television adaptation of Boys Over Flowers, Sataporn Panichraksapong, who serves as GMMTV's managing director, said that the series has received positive reviews and contains social issues that are currently relevant to the Thai society. He also said that Parbdee Taweesuk will be tasked to produce the series as they have worked with them on several projects already.[8][11] Parbdee Taweesuk's projects include the trending 2018 television series, The Gifted.[9]

International broadcastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WATCH: BrightWin to star in Thailand's 'Meteor Garden' remake". Rappler. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. ^ อรัณย์ หนองพล (16 October 2019). "เปิดโผซีรีส์ใหม่ปี 2020 ของ GMMTV ทั้งซีรีส์วาย, ภาคต่อ, รีเมกเกาหลี และลิขสิทธิ์ F4!". thestandard.com (in Thai). Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "GMMTV ประกาศสร้าง F4 เวอร์ชั่นไทย ชาวเน็ตเปิดแคสติ้ง(มโน)". sanook.com (in Thai). Sanook.com. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. ^ News, Josiah Antonio, ABS-CBN (3 December 2021). "'F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers' to premiere on Dec. 18". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  5. ^ F4 THAILAND: Boys Over Flowers Full Trailer, retrieved 3 December 2021
  6. ^ "มันดีต่อหัวใจ!! ส่องหนุ่มสาวชาว F4 Thailand สวยหล่อ สดใส พร้อมกระชากใจแฟนซีรีส์". trueid.net (in Thai). TrueID. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  7. ^ "เปิดคาดการณ์ ใครบ้างจะได้รับบท F4 หลัง GMMTV ทำฮือฮา ประกาศสร้างเวอร์ชั่นไทย". kapook.com (in Thai). Kapook. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "F4 Thailand เผยโฉม "ไบร์ท-วิน-นานิ-ดิว" ประกบนางเอกน้องใหม่ ในทีเซอร์สุดปัง!". sanook.com (in Thai). Sanook.com. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Teaser for Thailand's 'Boys Over Flowers' remake released". The Jakarta Post. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  10. ^ "From '2gether' to F4, 'BrightWin' to star in Thai's 'Meteor Garden' remake". www.msn.com. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Thank you GMMTV in trusting us for #F4Thailand. We will do our best, please stay tuned". twitter.com. Parbdee Taweesuk. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  12. ^ "ABS-CBN to air Thai 'Boys Over Flowers' remake". Rappler. 7 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  13. ^ "F4 is back: Thailand's 'Boys Over Flowers' to air on ABS-CBN platforms". ABS-CBN. 6 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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