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F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers is an upcoming Thai drama based on the Japanese manga, Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio. The project was first announced by GMMTV in October 2019. It is currently being filmed and may air in August 2021 or at least by the end of this year. The series is a co-production between GMMTV and Parbee Taweesuk. Patha Thongpan is directing.
A teaser was released in September 2020, revealing the series' stars Vachirawit Chivaaree, Tontawan Tantivejakul, Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, Jirawat Sutivanichsak, and Hirunkit Changkham. In December, a demo trailer was released.
Producer Sataporn Panichraksapong and director Patha Thongpan have commented on adapting the manga for a modern Thai society. Thongpan also spoke about focusing on social issues, such as bullying, and taking a more serious take on them than the previous versions. F4 Thailand will focus heroine Gorya (Tu) and her interactions with the F4: Thyme (Bright), Ren (Dew), Kavin (Win), and MJ (Nani).
The demo trailer opens with the F4 bullying students, and then using money to cover it up and earn praise instead. Gorya's life is "turned upside down" after stands up to Thyme, which sparks a change that eventually leads him to become a "new person." Along the way, she meets several people, including Thyme's mother (Cindy Bishop) and older sister (Maria Poonlertlarp). Other confirmed characters are Kaning (Prim), Gorya's best friend, and Ren's love interest whose name could possibly be Hana.
Cast and characters
- Bright Vachirawit as Thyme
- Tu Tontawan as Gorya
- Dew Jirawat as Ren
- Win Metawin as Kavin
- Nani Hirunkit as MJ
- Prim Chanikan as Kaning
- Cindy Bishop as Thyme's mother
- Maria Poonlertlarp as Thyme's sister
- Fah Yongwaree as Ren's first love
- June Wanwimol
- Milk Pansa
- Neen Suwanamas
- Gunsmile Chanagun
- Kapook Phatchara
- Fourth Nattawat
- Original work: Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio
- Director: Patha Thongpan
- Producers: Nuttapong Mongkolsawas, Watthana Rujirojsakul, Puchong Tuntisungwaragul, Kamthorn Lorjitramnuay, Patha Thongpan
- Executive producer: Sataporn Panichraksapong
- Main article: F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers/Episodes
On October 15, 2019, GMMTV announced at their "2020 New & Next" conference that they obtained the license to adapt Boys Over Flowers. A casting call for the F4 was made on social media in March 2020. Applicants were required to be between the ages of 17 and 23, and over 180 centimeters in height. On September 16, 2020, it was revealed that Tontawan Tantivejakul was cast as the female lead with Vachirawit Chivaaree, Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, Jirawat Sutivanichsak, and Hirunkit Changkham playing the F4. F4 Thailand is a co-production between GMMTV and Parbdee Taweesuk. It is being directed by Patha Thongpan.
A demo trailer was shot in November 2020. On December 6, a special ceremony was held to wish the production good luck. It was attended by some of the cast and staff. Filming began in early 2021. The production has taken breaks due to COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. As of June, thirty to thirty-five percent of the series has been filmed.
Promotional photos and a teaser were released along with the announcement of the main cast in September 2020. The premiere issue of the magazine Mint, which featured the actors playing the F4 appeared on the cover, was published the next day. The same month, Tantivejakul modelled for Chivaaree's clothing brand, Astro Stuffs. She also participated in the "V-Day" collection. Opas-amkajorn's costars have also helped promote his clothing brand, Velence. In October 2020, Tantivejakul, Sutivanichsak, and Changkham made their first public appearances at Lazada Women's Festival. The four male stars appeared together at Lazada's SuperShow in November 2020.
The first trailer for F4 Thailand was released on December 3, 2020 at GMMTV's "The New Decade Begins" conference. The following day, the series' stars walked the runway at Millennials Choice 2020. Also in December, Chivaaree and Opas-iamkajorn collaborated with Mint for "BrightWin x MintEscape," while Tantivejakul and Changkham appeared in the "Mint Toy" section of the magazine. In January 2021, Chivaaree and Opas-iamkajorn were featured on two separate covers of Kazz Magazine. The following March, the actors playing the F4 starred in a commercial for Dutch Mill. On March 29, the actors performed at the Dutch Mill Prom Party.
Opas-iamkajorn hosted the May 16 episode of GMMTV's web series Live at Lunch. Sutivanichsak and Changkham hosted the May 19 episode together and were joined by Chivaaree and Opas-iamkajorn towards the end. The four actors hosted the show together on June 14.
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- F4 Thailand is the first adaptation from Southeast Asia as the others are from East Asia.
- Vachirawit Chivaaree and Metawin Opas-iamkajorn starred in 2gether: The Series (2020), in which they played a couple. Chanagun Arpornsutinan also appeared in the series.
- Author Yoko Kamio retweeted the trailer for F4 Thailand on September 16, 2020. She later tweeted that she would be unable to visit Thailand for the shooting because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- F4 Thailand is briefly referenced in the second episode of GMMTV's Fish Upon the Sky (2021).
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