GMA Network earned the right to produce a local version of hit Korean series “Boys Over Flower.”
The Kapuso network is now searching young stars to portray as ‘F4.’
In a “24 Oras” report, it was formally announced that GMA Network earned the rights to produce the Filipino version of the widely successful Korean series “Boys Over Flower.”
The Kapuso network signs a co-production deal with JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc., a Philippine company with Korean counterpart.
GMA Network First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan was extremely happy to be airing the Philippine adaptation of the said TV series that catapulted the careers of some of today’s hottest Asian stars.
“We’re very pleased to announce that we are doing our own version of “Boys Over Flowers” in partnership with JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc. It’s a huge project and we promise to give our viewers something to look forward to soon.”
Abacan also added that there will be a nationwide audition to find the perfect cast for the local series. “In order for us to find the actors who will portray the coveted characters in the series, we will have a nationwide open casting call that will give equal chance to talented individuals who want to be part of this highly anticipated project.”
“We hope that we live up to their expectations and I know the talent of the Filipinos is something to be proud of worldwide so I’m sure that we won’t disappoint,” GMA Films and GMA Worldwide Inc. President Annette Gozon added.
Based on the Japanese manga series ‘Hana Yori Dango’, the series tells the story of a spunky school girl who receives a scholarship grant to enter a prestigious academy.
She then captures the interest of four rich, popular and handsome guys collectively known as F4 (short for Flower 4).
Are you excited for the local version of “Boys Over Flower?” Who are your picks to portray the famous ‘F4?’