Boys Over Flowers fans, are you ready to meet Thailandâs first-ever F4? We honestly canât wait to fall in love with this series all over again! Originally based from a Japanese manga, the BOF saga has had numerous adaptationsâfrom Taiwanâs Meteor Garden (2001), to Japanâs Hana Yori Dango (2005), to South Koreaâs Boys Over Flowers (2009), and as of recent, Chinaâs Meteor Garden (2018). Itâs pretty obvious how much of a cult-favorite this drama series truly is around the world. Frankly, despite the repetitive premise weâve already memorized by heart, we donât think weâll ever get sick of it!
Canât wait to meet yet another version of your favorite handsome rich boys? Below, we round up everything we know so far about the upcoming series remake, F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers:
1. It embodies a darker yet relevant plot.
F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers will have its own take on the classic plot we all grew to love. The crux of the story centers around four wealthy and undeniably handsome university boys whose worlds revolve on money and fame. If they take one step in the wrong direction, theyâre confident that they can quickly make things right with just their influence and bank account.
However they canât always have it their way forever, and when we see F4âs leader Thyme on the floor with a girl holding him down by his collar as the rest of the boys dumbfoundedly stare at the pair, we all know their lives are about to change soon. As far as the bad boy meets good girl trope goes, this remake will be using social media as a huge tool to drive the charactersâ motive and story, while tackling social issues in Thai society such as online bullying.
2. The cast members will definitely catch your eye.
Vachirawit “Bright” Chivaree portrays Thyme, the leading man, and Metawin “Win” Opas-iamkajorn plays Kavin, the charismatic womanizer. Names sound familiar? Thatâs because these two starred as a couple in the BL hit show 2gether: The Series, along with its sequel Still 2gether.
3. Itâll bring back familiar memories.
While we look forward to seeing how Thailand updates BOFâs story for today’s audience, we couldnât stop ourselves from being giddy after seeing the infamous Red Card in the seriesâ trailer. In case you forgot, the Red Card is secretly handed out to students whom the F4 donât like, which is basically a rite of passage for other students to bully the victims until they leave the campus. Much like the other adaptations, Gorya also receives the wrath of the F4 by receiving a red card in her locker.
One look at our handsome quartet equally had us nostalgic as well. Each F4 member seems to have the same unique qualities as his original counterpartâthe cold powerful leader, the calm and gentle best friend, the charismatic womanizer, and the cool gangsterâbut with a ghastly touch to all of their auras to fit this adaptationâs darker mood.
4. Itâs produced by a popular Thai TV company.
Seated in the producerâs chair are GMMTV, together with Parbdee Taweesuk Productions. Itâs also directed by Patha Thongpan, an award-winning director best known for helming Thailand’s highest-rated teen series, The Gifted (2018).
Knowing how Thailand does a phenomenal job in portraying realistic coming-of-age horror stories, we can expect GMMTV to have put a large amount of time and effort for the production of this iconic story.
Get your first peek with the trailer below!
5. Itâs set to be released this Summer 2021.
Though there isnât a confirmed date as of yet, F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers will be released around the Summer of 2021, and will premiere exclusively on GMMTV.