Viu, PCCW’s panregional OTT video streaming service, held the premier of its newest VIU Original series–K-Love, last Saturday at the Greenbelt Cinemas. Led by its cast Iza Calzado, Jake Cuenca, Isabelle Daza, Sue Ramirez, and Gabby Padilla the all-star cast held a media conference before walking the red carpet.
Always looking to deliver content from Asia that resonates with Asian audiences, this series is a homage to fans of K-Drama, a dedication to all who have cried and laughed along with each episode.
Mr Vinchi Sy-Quia, Assistant General Manager of Viu Philippines, shared how Viu aims to bring forth top-tier local talent to the global centerstage, “We are thrilled to start the quarter with a story that will undoubtedly touch Viu-ers’ hearts. K-Love, a Viu Original from the Philippines, is a testament yet again to our pursuit of working with the best, contributing to the Filipino creative ecosystem by producing endearing stories with high standards.”
The award-winning team behind K-Love includes director Bobby Yan, a seven-time Emmy-award winner, and creator Corinna Vistan, who previously worked at Marvel Studios as a Content Producer for theatrical releases and lent her expertise to record-setting blockbusters such as Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
During her nine-year tenure at Marvel Studios, she crafted creative content strategies and produced content such as short films, documentaries, music videos, featurettes, trailers, and interactive experiences for 19 of the 29 Marvel films released between 2010-2019.
Corinna shared that K-Love is the first concept she pitched when she became Head of Content Development for Viu Philippines, “I came home from the US thinking all my friends were going to ask me about my experience working on Avengers Endgame, but all they could talk about was their fascination with Korean dramas! I realized that similarly, K-Dramas had their own set of hardcore die-hard fans. This world really interested me so I wrote the concept for K-Love.”
Mirroring these fans, K-Love centers on five friends and their stories: Tish, Jay, Shiela, Val, and Frances. One thing drives all of them despite leading various lives and facing various challenges – their love for K-drama. There is something about that moment when they are engrossed in K-drama land and staring at the screen, that takes them out of the everyday tedium and makes them realize that their life may be just as interesting. They will learn how tightly connected and influenced by the world of K-drama their journeys are as they face the challenges of life, foster friendships, and experience “kilig” moments.
Aside from the characters, the team’s dynamics behind the scenes make K-Love even more interesting.
Follow the K-squad for those “100% relate!” moments and feeling that only K-drama fans will understand. Don’t miss the premiere of this series streaming on 14 October with brand new episodes every Friday exclusively on Viu and simulcast in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa.
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