*March 12, 2021 Update*
Kween Song Hye Kyo and bb Park Bo Gum made all of us swoon from kilig when they were paired together in the 2018 K-drama Encounter! Earlier in 2021, there was ~talk~ about a Filipino remake, and TV5 confirmed that it's legit happening.
Here are all the details we were able to ~dig up~ about the Encounter remake:
What is the OG plot of Encounter?
The OG South Korean series aired on local TV via ABS-CBN in August 2019. Song Hye Kyo starred as Cha Soo Hyun, a CEO who grew up in the spotlight, and Park Bo Gum played Kim Jin Hyuk, a new employee of her hotel company. Our honest review reads: "Soo Hyun makes a trip to Cuba as part of her expansion plans for the hotel. Here, she meets Jin Hyuk, who has no idea who she is and, more so, that she is his future boss. He pursues spending time with her and ends up touring her around Havana for a romantic night to remember."
In an October 2020 report by Rappler about Viva's lineup of shows and movies, Encounter was part of the list. According to the article: "The show is a Philippine adaptation of a Koreanovela about a woman's effort to move on after a failed marriage. She finds love again only to encounter another conflict." The show will reportedly be produced by Viva Television and Cignal Entertainment and will be aired on TV5.
Who's starring in the Filipino remake of Encounter?
Cristine as Celine
Cristine's recent films include Maria (2019), where she played a former assassin whose *peaceful* life is turned upside down. Her other notable projects include Seven Sundays (2017), The Gifted (2014), and No Other Woman (2011).
Diego as Gino
Meanwhile, Diego starred as Joaquin S. Cardinal in the teleserye Los Bastardos (2018). He was also in Pusong Ligaw (2017), Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015), and Mara Clara (2011). In an interview, Diego talked about the pressure that came with the role, saying: "Yeah, I tried. I tried copying the original one and...hindi ako kasing-guwapo niya e. Ang guwapo talaga ni Park Bo Gum and iba yung charm niya. So we did a different attempt, right Direk? Medyo iba, iba po. Pero siyempre I tried. Especially, like, there were some details in the scenes that had meaning to the original Encounter. So I tried to copy some of it, pero yung iba, hindi na talaga."
Is there a trailer for Encounter?
Yup! TV5 released a teaser poster on February 23 with the caption: "Padating na ang Philippine adaptation ng sikat na K-drama na Encounter dito sa TV5. Sino kaya ang magiging Song Hye Kyo at Park Bo Gum ng Pinas?"
TV5 posted the official trailer on March 12, 2021:
When will Encounter's first episode air?
According to TV5 , the series will premiere on March 20, 2021, and that falls on a Saturday!
A movie remake of the My Sassy Girl rom-com, which will star Toni Gonzaga and Pepe Herrara, was announced this year. There will also be a Filipino adaptation of A Moment To Remember, and it will be Alden Richards + Bea Alonzo's first movie together.