After Ivan Andrew Payawal’s Gameboys and Petersen Vargas’ Hello Stranger, Brilliant Juan’s In Between is definitely a welcome addition to the growing roster of must-see Pinoy BL dramas.
Director Brilliant Juan, who is also the series’ writer, said it’s a very relatable story of two ex-lovers who got a chance to reunite and resolve their issues from the past.
“I think the material in our BL offering resonates with many,” Juan says. “You know, what happens in between the many I love you’s and the goodbye, the so many what if’s and unanswered questions, the pain that lingers and those that are at bay, we all have it here.”
Migs Villasis and Genesis Redido, both athletes for real, are the leads. On casting newbies. The director explains that he wanted the leads to be physically fit and handsome.
“I want someone who is not only athletic but who are into sports. I also want them, acting-wise to give me the purest of emotions,” the director shares.
Genesis and Migs already have a mutual admiration club. Migs describes his co-actor as a person to rely on.
“He is very helpful and accommodating. Whenever I don’t understand something, I ask him and he spends time to really explain and make me understand. He’s a gentleman, he really makes everyone feel comfortable with him. He’s also kind and loving,” Migs says.
Genesis’ quick answer on why we must watch their BL “It’s not your typical sweet, flirty, and loving series. It has drama but not that heavy. Tau and Otep’s love story is interesting because their emotions and experiences are organic and honest.”
The cast and director are optimistic that the encouragement and reception to their BL drama continue because they believe that In Between is a testament that this kind of romance is a reflection of reality.
In Between is a production of Uncle Scott Global Productions, Unframed Film Production and Fringe Multimedia Production and airs every Saturday via USPHTv channel on YouTube.
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