After announcing a planned remake of the popular Korean drama Boys Over Flowers in October 2020, months later a Thailand-based television production and talent agent GMMTV officially released an almost two-minute teaser of the so-called F4 Thailand on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
As information, the story of Boys Over Flowers based on the Japanese manga.
It’s about the relationship between a strong-willed student named Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-sun) and her school’s four richest boys or F4, namely Gu Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho), Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun-joong), So Yi-jung (Kim Bum) and Song Woo-bin (Kim Joon).
Then, the manga has been adapted into Taiwan’s Meteor Garden and Japan’s Hana Yori Dango, and now, Thailand.
For that drama, F4 Thailand will feature a lineup of up-and-coming Thai actors namely :
- Bright Vachirawit as Thyme
- Win Metawin as Kavin
- Dew Jirawat as Ren
- Nani Hirunkit as MJ.
And also, a young actress named Tu Tontawan will portray Gorya, the female lead character in the drama.
Slated for release in 2021, the Thai version of Boys Over Flowers is produced by Thai independent creative and production company Parbdee, whose projects include the critically-acclaimed drama The Gifted.
“Thank you GMMTV in trusting us for #F4Thailand,” read a statement on Parbdee’s Twitter. “We will do our best, please stay tuned”.
The announcement has generated mixed comments among fans of Thai dramas.