Another country, another “Hana Yori Dango” remake.
ABS-CBN, a major television network in the Philippines has bagged the rights for the fifth— and as of this writing– current “Hana Yori Dango” remake. If you check the network’s Wikipedia page, listed under the ‘Upcoming Shows: Foreign Adaptation’ is the said drama. But unlike the Korean version which takes after the Japanese dorama, the Philippine remake will follow the “Meteor Garden” format instead.
Aired in 2001, “Meteor Garden” was the first TV adaptation of the “HYD” manga. It became an instant hit all over Asia especially in the Philippines.
This is not the first time the Philippines is remaking a huge Asian drama. Just last year, Filipinos were treated to their own version of popular Korean dramas “My Girl” and “My Lovely Samsoon”. With the success of these remakes, Philippines is set to get more adaptations of Asian (mostly Korean) dramas including “All About Eve”, “Full House”, and if you look closely at that screen cap, you can see “Lovers in Paris” and “Princess Hours” too.
The casting for this new remake is yet to be finalized but the network already listed Sarah Geronimo, a famous actress and singer in her country, to play the role of San Cai/Makino/Jandi.
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