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5 Things You Need to Know About Thailand’s “Boys Over Flowers” Series Remake

It features "2gether: The Series" stars Bright and Win.
5 Things You Need to Know About Thailand’s “Boys Over Flowers” Series Remake
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It features "2gether: The Series" stars Bright and Win.

Boys Over Flowers fans, are you ready to meet Thailand’s first-ever F4? We honestly can’t wait to fall in love with this series all over again! Originally based from a Japanese manga, the BOF saga has had numerous adaptations—from Taiwan’s Meteor Garden (2001), to Japan’s Hana Yori Dango (2005), to South Korea’s Boys Over Flowers (2009), and as of recent, China’s Meteor Garden (2018). It’s pretty obvious how much of a cult-favorite this drama series truly is around the world. Frankly, despite the repetitive premise we’ve already memorized by heart, we don’t think we’ll ever get sick of it! 

Can’t 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, they’re confident that they can quickly make things right with just their influence and bank account. 

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However they can’t always have it their way forever, and when we see F4’s 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 characters’ motive and story, while tackling social issues in Thai society such as online bullying. 

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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? That’s because these two starred as a couple in the BL hit show 2gether: The Series, along with its sequel Still 2gether

Vachirawit "Bright" Chivaree as Thyme
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Metawin "Win" Opas-iamkajorn as Kavin
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In the middle of this love triangle is Gorya, played by model and rookie actress Tontawan Tantivejakul, a strong-willed scholar who’s set to turn these boys’ worlds upside down. Adding to these captivating actors are new faces Jirawat Sutivanisak who plays Ren, the calm and gentle second lead, and Hirunkit Changkham as M.J., the cool gangster of F4.

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Tontawan Tantivejakul as Gorya
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Jirawat Sutivanisak as Ren
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Hirunkit Changkham as M.J.
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3. It’ll bring back familiar memories.

While we look forward to seeing how Thailand updates BOF’s story for today's audience, we couldn’t stop ourselves from being giddy after seeing the infamous Red Card in the series’ trailer. In case you forgot, the Red Card is secretly handed out to students whom the F4 don’t 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.

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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 counterpart—the cold powerful leader, the calm and gentle best friend, the charismatic womanizer, and the cool gangster—but with a ghastly touch to all of their auras to fit this adaptation’s darker mood. 

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4. It’s produced by a popular Thai TV company.

Seated in the producer’s chair are GMMTV, together with Parbdee Taweesuk Productions. It’s 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!

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5. It’s set to be released this Summer 2021.

Though there isn’t 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. 

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