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‘Boys Over Flowers’ is being remade as the Thai drama ‘F4 Thailand’. Meet the cast & creators of the upcoming series.

Missing ‘Boys Over Flowers’? Get to know the cast of the Thailand remake

The acclaimed & popular Boys Over Flowers has been remade many times over the years and fans will be treated with another rendition, this time from Thailand. Boys Over Flowers was originally a Japanese manga before its South Korean adaptation. The Thai version will be called F4 Thailand and is set to be released in 2021. 

The cast of F4 Thailand was finally announced in September along with a trailer to tease the new series. Want to know who’s playing your favorite roles? Here’s a rundown of who’s playing who in the newest version of Boys Over Flowers.

What we know about F4 Thailand

Director Patha Thongpan will be helming the new adaptation of Boys Over Flowers, which will premiere on Thailand’s GMMTV. For those who are new to the series, the story is about a teenage girl who meets the four members of F4, a group of four wealthy & popular teenage boys. As she gets to know F4, she gets involved in a love triangle between two best friends.

While the series was announced in 2019, the trailer wasn’t released until September 2020. The trailer has garnered over 2 million views on Twitter and fans are already clamoring to see more. 

According to Sanook, GMMTV’s managing director, Sataporn Panichraksapong, said he pushed to adapt the internationally famous series because he appreciated the social issues covered in Boys Over Flowers. Director Patha Thongpan also revealed, in contrast to other adaptations, F4 Thailand will specifically focus on the topic of bullying.

Tu Tontawan

Originally played by Ku Hye Sun in South Korea’s Boys Over Flowers, newcomer Tu Tontawan will be playing F4 Thailand’s protagonist, Gorya. Though she goes by Tu, her full name is Tontawan Tantivejakul. 

Tu’s a dental student, but this promising nineteen-year-old seems to be having a budding acting career by starting in this highly anticipated series. Fun fact for the K-pop fans: according to Tu’s Instagram, she’s a huge fan of EXO, and particularly stans EXO’s rapper, Sehun.

Bright Vachirawit

Tu’s counterpart will be played by Vachirawit Chivaaree. The actor has been in the industry since he was fifteen years old and goes by Bright Vachiravit. In the show, Bright will be playing Thyme, the leader of F4. Bright is of Thai & American descent and is a bilingual speaker, as he can speak in English & Thai. 

Bright is currently studying marketing at Bangkok University, but he recently gained notoriety for his role as Sarawat in 2gether: The Series and Still 2gether. He primarily works in television, but starred in one movie called Love Say Hey in 2016 and a number of music videos.

Dew Jirawat

Dew Jirawat will be playing Thyme’s best friend, Ren, in F4 Thailand. Like Tu, Dew is a new actor and currently studies at Saint Gabriel’s College in Bangkok, according to Cosmopolitan. Though he goes by Dew, his full name is Jirawat Sutivanisak. Prior to starting his acting career, Dew has had an established modeling career in Thailand and frequently shows off his skills on his Instagram. 

Win Metawin

Like Bright Vachiravit, F4 Thailand isn’t Win Metawin’s first acting role. It’s actually his second role, as he co-starred with Bright Vachiravit in 2gether and Still2gether. Bright & Win were actually each other’s love interests in the two series. In F4 Thailand, Win will be playing Kavin, another member of the F4 group. 

Win’s full name is Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, but his stage name is Win. The twenty-one-year-old is currently studying economics at Thammasat University, and already has a big following with over 4 million followers on Instagram. According to Cosmopolitan, before entering the acting world, Win was an exchange student in Iowa and speaks fluent English.

Nani Hirunkit

The last member of the F4 group will be played by newcomer Hirunkit Changkham, who goes by the nickname Nani. Nani will be playing M.J., who seems to be the equivalent of Kim Joon’s role in Boys Over Flowers. F4 Thailand is his acting debut, but it doesn’t look to be Nani’s last role, as he recently signed with GMMTV. Like his co-stars, Nani is still a student and studies at Rangsit University.

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  • I am excited to see Bright as Thyme!😍 He is a great actor that plays so well with his eyes and is totally suitable for this role. Do well 👍✌

    October 15, 2020
  • Can’t wait for F4 Thailand, hope it will be an amazing series!
    Realy excited for Bright <3

    October 15, 2020
  • Bright is very suitable for the Thyme role with his handsome features and strong personality❤❤ I hope this project will be huge successful all around the world.. Fighting to my best boy and all the cast and team members..✊✊

    October 15, 2020
  • Cannot wait to see Bright as Thyme. Best wishes ♥

    October 15, 2020
  • Damn excited for this ❤️❤️🙈

    October 15, 2020
  • Looking forwards to thai version of F4 and see how bright is going to portray his Thyme character. Good luck on all the team.

    October 15, 2020
  • I am very excited about F4 Thailand! Bright is an excellent actor & will take the Thailand version to the next level. Win is new to the industry but has proven to be a very good actor. The other three actors & actress look very capable. Looking forward to F4 Thailand.

    October 15, 2020
  • I will support this project. Although Win and bright is our favorite loveteam because they are real, Y’all can watch videos of them. Like its a little bit sad, because our boys will be partnered to girls. But hopefully this will be successful too. GOODLUCK bright and win and fellow casts.

    October 15, 2020
  • Best wishes to the whole team.✨

    &BrightWin, much lovee to you both❤️ hope this series gives, another boost to your careers & & & mind you, compensate us with BL aftr ths. waiting!!!

    October 15, 2020
  • The lead actor Bright recently sang Lost in Japan and All of Me in Miss Universe Thailand event. He loves animal, and always support charity organizations relate to animal and enviroment. His brand also use recycled cotton and wrapping paper to preserve nature. And a portion of its profit will be used preserve and protect a large forest in Thailand. He loves photography and can play guitar, bass, piano and drum. He is a very talented and smoking hot actor!! we love him very much!

    October 15, 2020
  • The lead actor Bright is very talented beside his visual. He can play guitar, bass, piano and drum and very good at singing. He recently sang Lost in Japan and All of Me in Miss Universe Thailand event. And he is a good photographer, animal and nature lover. Looking forward to see his new role in F4Thailand.❤️

    October 15, 2020
  • NO to F4 Thailand…it is NOT True that many are happy…the truth is so many are disappointed . GMMTV should have chosen other actors…NOT Bright & Win. The F4 roles for them is so BAD TIMING. Their popularity started
    so beautifully in 2GETHER/Still2gether, became internationally known & patronized…so phenomenal, GMMTV should have at least respected & became more sensitive to the feelings of the fans. Check statistics even today F4 is NOT accepted as GMMTV expected. In fact Tu Tontawan has not even started yet, “bashers” rose to a number already. Good luck to her. We love and totally clamor for BrightWin partnership at this point of time…We hope that they’ll be given a role, it does not have to be BL, where they are still partners (main roles) in another series, action series perhaps, and if it is a BL thing…hope KINNPORSCHE be given to them, this actually is the dream of millions of fans for Bright&Win.

    October 15, 2020
    • Concordo plenamente com a sua colocação sobre BrightWin. Eu quero BrightWin together. Acredito ainda não ser o momento para colocá-los em filmes.

      October 16, 2020
    • Yes I agree

      October 21, 2020
  • The lead actor Bright is very talented beside his visual. He can play guitar, bass, piano and drum and very good at singing.

    October 15, 2020
  • I have seen the original on Netflix. Will this one be released on Netflix also? If not where can I watch it? I live in the US in Columbus Ohio. I really love the older versions of this story!

    October 16, 2020
    • We have a Bright US fanclub, come find us on twitter

      October 20, 2020
  • I am very worried that F4 is not the end of the BrightWin relationship !!!!!! Those two must not break up !!!!! They have to stay together !!!!!!!! Nothing and no one should enter between them !!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2020
  • I have seen all the remakes and am very excited to see this version from Thailand especially since it will star Bright and Win!! Wonderful actors! Can’t wait!

    October 17, 2020
  • Eager to see the thai version. But, why do people forget there was a massively popular, super high quality adaptation from the manga made in Japan starring Inoue Mao and Jun Matsumoto (Arashi)?The Korean version was cringey in comparison, I will never understand why people use it as reference.

    October 20, 2020
  • I really can’t wait for F4Thailand!!! I love that they will stick to the manga as a reference and I hope they will go further to the Japanese TV series version as I really like.

    Many people who are not into BL in Thailand are waiting for this. They know Bright or Win since they are popular domestically but they are not into BL. This series will certain welcome them into the fandoms.

    October 20, 2020
  • Not exited, rather disappointed with gmmtv. Instead of making a sequel of this overrated drama about which everyone knows everything, they could have tried a drama with a new and fresh storyline . Apart from that can’t see brightwin being just best friend and loving other people . Also Win don’t deserve to be a 4th supporting role ,he is so talented, especially after such a successful series 😤😤

    October 21, 2020

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