IT’S OFFICIAL! ‘GAMEBOYS’ GETS LEVEL-UP EDITION ON NETFLIX THIS DECEMBER
The popular Filipino web-series, "Gameboys" heads to the global streaming platform, Netflix featuring refreshed and additional bonus scenes.
In a recent announcement, streaming service Netflix shared the upcoming release of the popular Filipino BL (Boys Love) web-series, Gameboys, globally as Gameboys Level-Up Edition, featuring never-seen-before scenes to the already beloved modern cult classic.
Created by The IdeaFirst Company, the original version of the series will continue to be available on their YouTube page, while Netflix will release what is called the Level-Up Edition worldwide starting on December 30, 2020.
Gameboys Level-Up Edition follows two live-stream gamers, Cairo (Elijah Canlas) and Gavreel (Kokoy de Santos), who are rivals online but get matched in the game of love. They find connection while beating digital and personal obstacles. The series is written by Ash M. Malanum, and directed by Ivan Andrew Payawal.
Fans new to the series can expect a fresh kilig generating romance. Existing fans can look forward to refreshed and re-shot scenes, additional footage, new correspondence and ‘vidgram’ stories from the characters throughout the series.
Production still courtesy of Netflix
Speaking about the series, the creator, Jun Robles Lana, said, “Our goal with Gameboys was to create a truly Filipino BL while also delivering universal themes and messages about two boys who find themselves connecting during the pandemic using the all-computer-screen format.”
“At a time when the world literally paused and people had to step back from all the daily routines they’ve gone used to, Gameboys was born. The show served as a glimmer of hope for us especially when we, the people in production, thought we were going to lose our jobs. But taking the challenge that is Gameboys is no easy feat. It has definitely expanded our creativity to deliver content that we’re truly proud of despite the quarantine and safe distancing measures,” added Director, Ivan Andrew Payawal.