- The alleged cancellation of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Filipino version has been making rounds in social networking sites
- In 2017, GMA has announced that it is set to remake Boys Over Flowers, the Korean drama that was very popular in 2009
- The Kapuso Network has yet to confirm or deny the cancellation of the project
The alleged cancellation of Boys Over Flowers Filipino version has been making rounds in social networking sites recently.
On Facebook, Meteor Garden – Chinese Drama posted about the cancellation of the project.
“Hana Yori Dango manga (the original source of the story) can only be remade every three years so no two adaptations can be shown at the same time,” it stated.
To note, the Meteor Garden remake, an adaptation from China, will be aired this year.
It added that “the station bought the rights from KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) but the rights for Boys Over Flowers Adaptation must come from author Yoko Kamio and Sheshua Publishing House.”
Many fans of the series reacted on the post. Some even tagged the Kapuso Network on Twitter and Facebook to ask for updates.
While one Facebook user also noticed that some of the posts made by GMA regarding the remake were deleted.
As of posting, news reports and videos made by GMA about the remake remain unsearchable.
Boys Over Flowers, which is based on Japanese shojo manga series Hana Yori Dango, spins the modern-day Cinderella tale of a poor but spunky schoolgirl Geum Jan Di, who studies at the exclusive Shinhwa High School. She finds her shallow, privileged classmates unbearable, especially the notorious F4. After managing to withstand all of the F4 leader’s pranks, he begins falling in love with her.
In November 2017, the Kapuso Network announced that it is set to air the Filipino version of Boys Over Flowers, the Korean drama that became very popular in 2009. GMA Network First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan expressed happiness that the Philippine adaptation of the said TV series will be in the Kapuso network.
“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,” he said.
No official statement yet
As of posting, GMA has neither confirmed nor denied the cancellation of the project. This means that the circulating announcement of cancellation did not come directly from the network.
Fans continue to wait for the official statement coming from the network.
“Just believe on the official statement from GMA,” Facebook user MV wrote.
“Maniniwala lang ako if GMA mismo nagsabi,” LS said.
[I will only believe that it’s cancel if the statement comes from GMA.]
Let’s just wait for the official announcement coming from the Kapuso Network.