Gameboys, the hit Filipino “boys love” web series, will begin streaming on Netflix on December 30, the media company announced Monday, November 23.
The series, create by The IdeaFirst Company, will be released globally as Gameboys Level-Up Edition.
The version on Netflix will include scenes that have yet to be released. The original series will remain free-to-stream on The IdeaFirst Company’s YouTube channel.
“Fans new to the series can expect a fresh kilig-generating romance. Existing fans can look forward to refreshed and reshot scenes, additional footage, new correspondence, and ‘vidgram’ stories from the characters throughout the series,” said Netflix.
Gameboys follows Cairo (Elijah Canlas) and Gavreel (Kokoy de Santos), two game streamers who find love and friendship online. Written by Ash M. Malanum and directed by Ivan Andrew Payawal, it was among the first Filipino-made BL shows created and released during pandemic lockdowns in the Philippines.
The series was a huge hit online, despite delays in shooting some episodes because of the strict lockdown in Metro Manila. The series has also resulted in a spin-off series, Pearl Next Door, starring Pearl (Adrianna So), Gavreel’s best friend in the original BL series.
BL or “boys love” became a mainstream hit in the Philippines early 2020, just as parts of the country imposed varying degrees of quarantine to manage the spread of COVID-19.
All 13 Gameboys episodes will hit Netflix on December 30. – Rappler.com