You asked for it, Netflixers… and you got it! Now you can enjoy critically acclaimed and blockbuster Pinoy films, along with your favourite global titles. Over the next few months, you will see a series of local favourites coming on Netflix Philippines.
Heneral Luna (November 1)
Top-notch acting, impressive cinematography, gripping plot, this 2015 historical biopic is a certified classic. Heneral Luna is directed by Jerrold Tarog and stars Epi Quizon, Leo Martinez, and the excellent John Arcilla as the titular character.
BuyBust (November 15)
Filipinos love action films and BuyBust does not disappoint. An anti-drug squad finds themselves trapped in a Manila slum when their operation is compromised. Anne Curtis delivers an outstanding performance as an officer fighting for her life.
Kita Kita (November 16)
Set in Japan, this rom-com has captivated international critics and audiences alike. Tour guide Lea suffers from heartbreak and goes blind after finding out her Japanese fiancé has been cheating on her. Enter the wickedly charming Tonyo to save her from misery. Come for the movie’s witty dialogue, stay for the on-screen chemistry of lead actors Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez. Kita Kita will kilig your heart out.
My Ex & Whys
Things turn upside down when the blog Cali made about her ex-boyfriend, Gio, goes unexpectedly viral on social media. To make things worse, they both get invited to a wedding of their close friend, leaving them with no choice but to face each other. My Ex & Whys stars Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, two of the Philippines’ hottest young talents of today.
It Takes A Man And A Woman
When exes start working together, chaos and do-you-one banter ensue. Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Laida (Sarah Geronimo), try to co-exist in the same company but their business decisions clash, causing awkward tension in the office. Ultimately, the two let their guard down and realize the real definition of true love.
The Bonifacio siblings reunite when they find out their father is diagnosed with cancer. In the process, they have to deal with unresolved issues among themselves before it's too late. This family tearjerker stars a powerhouse cast that includes Rolando Valdez, Aga Muhlach, and Dingdong Dantes.
Starting Over Again
Marco thought Ginny was the one—until she rejected his wedding proposal and left the country for her postgraduate degree. Years later, they meet again and get a second chance at love. Will they get a happy ending or is Ginny four years too late? Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga team up once again in this blockbuster romantic comedy.
That Thing Called Tadhana
After a bad breakup, Mace decides to have a change of scenery. She goes on a road trip to Baguio with Anthony, her new friend whom she met at an airport. Like long-lost pals, they share their stories about love, life, and dreams. Best Actress Angelica Panganiban serves up laughs and romance in this award-winning hugot film of 2015.
The Breakup Playlist
After visiting a music camp, Trixie (Sarah Geronimo), an aspiring musician, catches the attention of Gino (Piolo Pascual), a popular rock star. But while their musical collaboration brings them closer together, personal ambitions and issues soon threaten to silence their love. The Breakup Playlist is a well-loved film, thanks to a stellar cast and hit soundtrack.
In this complicated love story, JD pursues the hard-to-get Sari even though he finds out she is a mistress of a rich businessman. Torn between a passionate young man and a loyal paramour, who will Sari choose? Expect plenty of sizzling scenes and charming moments when John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo come together on the big screen.
Vince & Kath & James
In this young love triangle filled with filters, will the three of them ever find a genuine love they deserve? Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, and Ronnie Alonte headline this big screen meet-cute that won three major film awards.
More upcoming Pinoy movies on Netflix:
Beauty and the Bestie (November 26), Praybeyt Benjamin, The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, You Changed My Life, and more...
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NETFLIX UNVEILS 17 NEW ORIGINALS FROM ASIA
-- Newly announced projects expand the company’s commitment to Asia --
Singapore, Nov. 8, 2018 - Netflix marked its growing commitment to connect people around the world with Asian entertainment today at its first-ever content showcase in the region, “See What’s Next: Asia.” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, as well as performers and creators from Netflix series and films, unveiled 17 new Asian original productions from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India and South Korea.
These projects join 100 new and returning originals across eight countries in Asia through 2019 as Netflix increases its investment in Asian storytellers, amplifying their voices to the world. The announcements build on the momentum created by some of Netflix’s first forays into Asian storytelling released this year. Titles like crime thriller Sacred Games (India), anime series DEVILMAN crybaby (Japan) and variety comedy BUSTED! (Korea) have captivated Netflix members in 190 countries around the world.
“Asia is home to the world's great creative centers producing some of the most compelling films and series of today,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “The beauty of Netflix is that we can take never-seen before stories from South Korea, Thailand, Japan, India, Taiwan or elsewhere, and easily connect them to people all over Asia and the world. More than half of Asian content hours viewed on Netflix this year are viewed outside the region, so we have confidence that our upcoming slate of Asian productions will find fans in their home countries and abroad.”
The titles announced today will join a rich library of Asian, Hollywood and international content on Netflix that’s matched to members’ personal tastes -- in whichever language they prefer and devices they’re watching on, all without commercials or commitments.
Today’s Netflix content showcase, See What’s Next: Asia, hosted over 200 media and influencers from 11 countries across Asia. News from the day includes…
● Narcos: Mexico Mano a Mano -
● Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
● Kingdom Season 1
Announcements for the following upcoming Netflix originals…
Anime titles that marry the best talent in the anime industry with deeply rooted and beloved source material:
● Pacific Rim. Returning to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jaegers, this original anime series will expand upon the story of the first two live action moviesand follow two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister - who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents. Co-showrunners: Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution). Production Company: Legendary Entertainment (Kong: Skull Island; Pokemon: Detective Pikachu).
● Altered Carbon. This anime feature, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology. Writer: Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kondo. Animation Studio: Anima.
● Cagaster of an Insect Cage. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease “Cagaster” turns people into giant murderous insects, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive. Directed By Koichi Chigira (Last Exile, Full Metal Panic!). Animation Studio: Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai).
● Yasuke. In a war-torn feudal Japan of mechs and magic, a retired ronin must take up his sword when he is charged with the task of transporting a mysterious child who dark forces want to eliminate. Created & Directed by LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Cannon Busters), who is also serving as Executive Producer. Grammy nominee Flying Lotus will compose the music and be an Executive Producer on the show. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) will be the voice of the protagonist “Yasuke” (based on the historical samurai of African origin who fought with Oda Nobunaga). Animation Studio: MAPPA (Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui).
● Trese. Set in a Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings. This anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel by the same name, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo. Executive Producer: Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman, The Legend of Korra). Produced By: Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.
Thai Language Originals:
● The Stranded เคว้ง. 18 year old Kraam survives a devastating tsunami along with thirty-six of his fellow students at an elite private high school on a remote island in the Andaman Sea. As mysterious events start happening on the island, it quickly becomes clear that no one is coming to rescue them and Kraam must lead the students to rescue themselves. Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit. Production companies: GMM Grammy (this will be the first Netflix original series since the GMM Grammy multi-title deal) & H2L Media Group. Executive Producers: Ekachai Uekrongtham, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Sims, Billy Hines, Christian Durso.
● Shimmers. A drama series about five teenagers at an isolated school in Northern Thailand. Over a school break, they find themselves haunted by the ghosts of their pasts, only to discover they are threatened by a much more terrifying mystery. Directors: Wisit Sasanatieng and Sittisiri Mongkolsiri.
Chinese Language Originals:
● Triad Princess 極道千金. A Taiwanese original series. Growing up in the shadow of her Triad father, Angie craves an independent life of her own. Defying her father's wishes, she takes on a gig as an undercover bodyguard for a famous actress at an agency, where she must navigate the unfamiliar world of glitz, glamour and even love. Key Cast: Eugenie Liu and Jasper Liu. Director: Neal Wu; Production Companies: mm2 and Goodfilms Workshop.
To close out the first day of the event, CEO Reed Hastings announced the season two renewal of Kingdom. The series follows the mysterious death of a King and development of a strange plague and will stream globally on January 25th.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Memories of the Alhambra builds on a story where an investment company CEO travels to Granada, Spain on a business trip and accidentally stays the night in a cheap hostel owned by a former guitarist. The two fall into various strange situations as they find new mysteries.
About Studio Dragon
Studio Dragon is Korea’s largest scripted television production studio headquartered in Seoul, Korea. As Korea’s leading production house, Studio Dragon is devoted to producing and providing top-tier scripted content to viewers around the globe. Studio Dragon is known for its high-quality content, including Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Signal and Stranger. Established in 2016, the studio is already expanding its influence in the global market through joint planning, production consulting with partners overseas.
NETFLIX TO BRING TRAGIC LOVE STORY HYMN OF DEATH
Netflix, the world's leading entertainment service, announced that it will be launching Hymn of Death, a tragic love story K-drama.
Hymn of Death is a 3-part series that tells a story about Korea’s first soprano Yun Sim-deok and her genius playwright boyfriend Kim Woo-jin. Loved by a wide audience, the beautiful yet tragic love story has been recreated in various formats including films, plays, and musicals throughout the years.
Lee Jong-suk (While You Were Sleeping and W) will show the life of a writer amidst a falling country as Kim Woo-jin, while Shin Hye-sun (Still 17 and My Golden Life) will play the role or the talented soprano Yun Sim-deok. Hymn of Death will be directed by Park Soo-jin (The Doctors and Dr. Romantic) and written by Cho Soo-jin.
Hymn of Death will be available in Korea one hour after broadcast on November 27, December 3 and December 4. The series will be available in Asia and English speaking territories on December 14 and all other territories including Europe on December 28.
NETFLIX’S GREEN EGGS AND HAM ANNOUNCES ENSEMBLE CAST FOR FALL DEBUT
THE ELLEN DEGENERES-PRODUCED PROJECT FEATURES VOICE ACTING FROM ADAM DEVINE, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, ILANA GLAZER, DIANE KEATON, EDDIE IZZARD, TRACY MORGAN AND KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY AMONG OTHERS.
Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss, the upcoming animated series follows opposites “Guy” and “Sam” as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish
Created by: Jared Stern
Executive Producers: Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Stern, Sam Register, and Mike Karz (Gulfstream TV), and David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman.
Produced by: Warner Bros. Animation
Debuting this fall on Netflix
FULL LIST OF GREEN EGGS AND HAM CHARACTERS
SAM I AM (Voiced by Adam Devine)
A wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham.
GUY AM I (Voiced by Michael Douglas)
An amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet.
EB (Voiced by Ilana Glazer)
A curious, fun seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet.
MICHELLEE (Voiced by Diane Keaton)
EB’s overprotective mother who’d rather stay home and count beans than ever risk any fun.
NARRATED by Keegan-Michael Key
Our rhyming guide on the road to Meepville
SNERZ (Voiced by Eddie Izzard)
The tiny, evil overlord of the biggest company in all of Seussdom with a passion for collecting rare, illegal animals.
MCWINKLE (Voiced by Jeffrey Wright)
A professional bad guy on one last job.
GLUNTZ (Voiced by Jillian Bell)
A professional bad guy on her very first job.
GOAT (Voiced by John Turturro)
The biggest, baddest goat this side of Meepville.
FOX (Voiced by Tracy Morgan)
A fox torn by his love for a chicken and her tasty green eggs.
MOUSE (Voiced by Daveed Diggs)
A revolutionary at heart, this vermin longs for freedom and cheese.
Question sa may account sa Pinas, hanggang season 4 lang ba talaga ang available sa The 100? May season 6 na pero di available sa Netflix.
Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and universities. Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming traces the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.
HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ launches globally on Netflix April 17, 2019.
SEASON OF LOVE CONTINUES ON NETFLIX WITH TWO NEW KOREAN DRAMA SERIES
After delighting Korean drama fans worldwide with its Original series, My First First Love, which launched on April 18 worldwide, Netflix has announced two brand new drama series to be launched globally in May - Abyss and One Spring Night. Romance, fantasy and your favorite Korean stars will keep you entertained and in love this summer.
Abyss is a fantasy drama that tells a story of two people who are brought back to life with the help of a soul-reviving marble called ‘Abyss.’ Go Se-yeon and Cha Min, respectively played by the Korean rom-com goddess Park Bo-young (from Strong Girl Bong-soon and Oh My Ghost) and a rising star Ahn Hyo-seop, are revived with completely different appearances. Go Se-yeon is a strikingly beautiful prosecutor who is reincarnated as a lawyer with an ordinary look. Cha Min is a smart, rich yet unattractive businessman who is reborn with the most handsome face ever. As the story unfolds, Go and Cha encounter a series of twists and turns, trying to get to the bottom of their own deaths and revival.
Abyss will launch two episodes weekly in most English-speaking territories and Asia from May 7. In Canada, Argentina, Sweden and Japan, all episodes will be released on June 26, while the same goes for Hong Kong and Macau on July 1. In the rest of the world, two episodes will launch weekly from May 16 (12 a.m., PST).
One Spring Night is a story of two people whose uneventful lives become shaken by unexpected love, leading them to seek what their hearts truly desire, instead of being fixated on faith. Lee Jeong-in, played by Han Ji-min who is well known for her leading roles in Yi San, Familiar Wife and The Light in Your Eyes, is a librarian who knows how to appreciate the small things in life. Jung Hae-in, whom Netflix fans fell in love with for his role in Something in the Rain, plays Yu Ji-ho, a well-mannered pharmacist who tends not to hesitate when it comes to love.
The series is directed by Ahn Pan Suk who is known for his realistic storytelling of love and emotions in such television dramas as Behind the White Tower and Secret Affair. For One Spring Night, Ahn has collaborated once again with writer Kim Eun whom he worked together for the mega-hit drama Something in the Rain.
One Spring Night will launch two episodes weekly in Asia and most English-speaking territories from May 22, one hour after its television broadcast in Korea. In the U.S., Mexico, Norway and Japan, all episodes will be released on July 12, while in the rest of the world, two episodes will be on the service weekly from June 1.
While you wait for Abyss and One Spring Night, fall in love anytime, anywhere by streaming or downloading “The Perfect Date,” “My First First Love”, and more... Check out netflix.com/lovesucksloverules
After smashing ratings records in South Korea (beating the likes of Goblin and Reply 1988), the hit drama series Sky Castle is finally coming to Netflix!
For the families living at Sky Castle, an exclusive residential community that's home to Korea's elite, their children’s success means everything. And getting them into the top university is the ultimate prize.
Leading the K-Drama’s ensemble cast are five veteran actresses: Yum Jung Ah, Lee Ta e Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Na Ra and Kim Seo Hyung.
Sky Castle starts streaming on Netflix this April 28.
SEOUL, April 29, 2019 - Netflix Inc., the world’s leading Internet entertainment service, announced that Arthdal Chronicles, a new Korean epic fantasy drama, starring a high profile cast, like Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won and Kim Ok-bin, will launch globally in early June.
Arthdal Chronicles depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth.
The storyline of Arthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth. Eunseom, played by Song Joong-ki (A Werewolf Boy, Descendants of the Sun), is a character who relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe. Eunseom may appear innocent-looking, but his protective instincts are quite strong that he does not hesitate to be aggressive when attacks are imminent. Jang Dong-gun (Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War, A Gentleman’s Dignity) plays Tagon, a son of Sanung who is the leader of Saenyeok Tribe. Tagon is a character who is very charismatic and most talented, yet overwhelmingly dangerous as he buries his feelings so deeply that no one knows when he will explode with anger and rage.
Alongside Eunseom and Tagon are Tanya and Taealha, each played by Kim Ji-won (Descendants of the Sun, Fight for My Way) and Kim Ok-bin (Thirst, Steal Heart). Tanya is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realizes her destiny to lead and protect her own people against other powerful tribes. Taealha is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.
Arthdal Chronicles is directed by Kim Won-seok (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Misaeng), and written by Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon, the two award-winning screenwriters of the popular Korean historical period dramas Deep Rooted Tree and Queen Seondeok. Kim is also known for the mega-hit drama Dae Jang Geum.
Arthdal Chronicles is a Korean Epic fantasy drama, depicting the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth. The storyline of Arthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth. Eunseom is a character who relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe. Eunseom may appear innocent-looking, but his protective instincts are quite strong that he does not hesitate to be aggressive when attacks are imminent. Tagon, a son of Sanung who is the leader of Saenyeok Tribe, is a character who is very charismatic and most talented, yet overwhelmingly dangerous as he buries his feelings so deeply that no one knows when he will explode with anger and rage. Alongside Eunseom and Tagon are Tanya and Taealha. Tanya is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realizes her destiny to lead and protect her own people against other powerful tribes. Taealha is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.
Let’s face it: love sucks. Fights are unavoidable, one of you might forget an anniversary, and sometimes, hearts are broken along the way. But no matter how messy it gets, the good parts of love — the kilig of a meet-cute, the excitement of a first kiss — make all the hardships worth it.
Netflix sat down with three Pinoy celebrity couples: BJ Pascual and Mike Lavarez, Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona, and Niko Del Rosario and Emmanuelle Vera, who candidly talked about the ups and downs of their own relationships.
BJ Pascual and Mike Lavarez
More than being an artistic and creative couple (BJ is a celebrity and fashion photographer, while Mike is a DJ and art director), they use their platform to speak up about LGBTQ+ equality. They shared how they first met and how their relationship has changed them for their better.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s two guys, two girls, a guy and a girl,” said Mike. “It’s genuine. It’s true. It’s love.”
Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona
Musicians Jim and Saab chatted with Netflix about who made the first move and taking the leap from friendship to something so much more, which helped them see through struggles they face
“My version of love is friendship,” shared Jim. “And then, ‘hey, can you be my friend when we raise another human being?’”
Niko Del Rosario and Emmanuelle Vera
Newly engaged couple Niko and Emmanuelle might still be in the honeymoon phase, but they view relationships with wisdom that’s beyond their years. They shared how they got engaged and how they both handle the downsides that often come with love.
“Love is always so romanticized by everyone, but love is tough. It’s probably the biggest struggle you’ll ever go through in life, it’ll pose the biggest challenge you’ll ever face, but at the same time, it’s the most rewarding thing ever,” said Emmanuelle.
Explore the ups and downs of love on Netflix by streaming or downloading “The Last Summer,” “Always Be My Maybe,” and more... Check out netflix.com/lovesucksloverules for more kilig romance.
Pinoys love love! From the highs of kilig
and ligaw to the lows of hugot and TOTGA, Filipinos embrace love
in every stage and every situation. According to a new survey conducted by
Netflix, when it comes to finding The One, 72%
of Filipinos believe in soulmates… even those who said they are NBSB/NGSB.
The online survey covered 800 Filipino video streamers, aged 18
to 34, across Metro Manila, North and Central Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and
Mindanao to find out how they view love. And it turns out that a majority of
Pinoys online (85%) say that love rules!
And who says romance is dead? 89% of Filipinos say that romance
is very much alive in the Philippines. Cue the harana!
But let’s face it: when love rules, it can sometimes suck, too.
68% of those in a relationship say
they’ve found The One, but 1 in 5
Filipinos in a relationship also confess that they do not see their partners as their soulmates. And 65% say that they’ve been heartbroken
by someone they didn’t even officially date. Ouch!
When love sucks, 52%
turn to friends and family for comfort, and 29% watch romantic movies and shows to nurse their broken heart. In
fact, 63% prefer to laugh off the
pain with comedies. Sawi men go for
action and sci-fi, while heartbroken ladies watch more romance and dramas.
But no matter what the state of the heart is, Pinoys just really
love onscreen romance. A whopping 80%
say romantic movies cheer them up when they’re down, and 71% feel
kilig when watching romantic films.
Pinoys love to share the love, too: more than half of the respondents watch
romance (53%) and rom-coms (55%) with bae. In fact, they love
romance so much that 2 out of 3 Filipinos say they tend to compare their relationships with the ones they
And speaking of sharing the love, 82% say they prefer to watch Netflix with somebody (63% prefer their partners as their viewing companions). Netflix is helping up
the courtship game too… 44% of men
and 23% of women have used Netflix
to flirt (wanna watch Netflix together?)
When it comes to Netflix rom-coms, the top 5 rom-coms that Pinoys would want to find themselves in are (in
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Kissing Booth
The Perfect Date
Isn’t It Romantic
Set It Up
So, who are the Netflix heartthrobs that get Pinoys kilig the most? Among the male Netflix
stars, The Perfect Date’s Noah Centineo, Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse, Romance Is a Bonus Book’s Lee Jong Suk, The Kissing Booth’s Jacob
Elordi, Riverdale and The Last
Summer’s KJ Apa, generate the
Among the female stars, The
Princess Switch’s Vanessa Hudgens,
The Kissing Booth’s Joey King, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Lana Condor, Chilling
Adventures of Sabrina’s Kiernan
Shipka, and YOU’s Shay Mitchell, create the most kilig.
And while Pinoys might be romantic at heart, when it comes to
grand gestures from their favorite Netflix heartthrobs, 60% still want to keep it simple. A dinner and a movie with Noah or
Lana, it is!
Want to fall in love with more Netflix rom-coms this season of
love? See KJ Apa as a hopeless romantic in The
Last Summer or reminisce about your childhood romance with Ali Wong and
Randall Park in Always Be Maybe, streaming
this May 31.