Netflix to air Filipino rom-com series ‘Gaya Sa Pelikula’ in January

It will stream in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Popular Filipino boy love web series Gaya Sa Pelikula is scheduled to air on Netflix beginning in January.

The series follows the story of Karl, who is forced to live independently and fend for himself. In order to lighten the financial load placed on him, he gets his mysterious neighbour to move in with him. Over the course of the time spent together, the two boys develop feelings for one another.

Watch the trailer below.

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Show creator Juan Miguel Severo – and writer of recent Ben&Ben ‘KathNiel’ video ‘Sa Susonod na Habang Buhay’ – said in a press release: “I’m so happy that GSP will soon be on Netflix and that the series can now find new viewers through the service. As someone who binges Netflix shows, it means so much to me just to see our title on that iconic interface!”

JP Habac, who serves as Gaya Sa Pelikula’s director, added: “I’m beyond grateful and excited that Netflix has given us the opportunity to share our own little love letter to everyone who wants to love and be loved with no inhibitions.”

Quark Henares, Globe Studios’ executive producer remarked that the show is a “once in a blue moon” project that audiences feel so strongly for because it’s “so full of love and camaraderie”.

Gaya Sa Pelikula will begin streaming on Netflix across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan from January 7, 2021 onwards. The limited series wrapped its initial run on YouTube in November this year after just eight episodes.

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In other Netflix news, the streaming giant has announced the most-streamed shows of 2020 across Asia. The extensive list includes Korean zombie film #ALIVE and Extraction as just some of the top streamed content from the region.

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