With his BL film The Boy Foretold By The Stars continuing its story in the new iWantTFC series Love Beneath The Stars this month, Keann Johnson thanked fans of the original film for his latest project this year.
“Every inch of this whole production, we all poured our 110%, we poured our hearts out, blood, sweat, and tears and we’re so thankful to be part of this wonderful production, this wonderful team. Thank you so much.
“Sa totoo lang I also want to give credit sa mga fans. Because partly the reason why natuloy yung Love Beneath the Stars, sa sobrang in demand na gusto ng mga fans na matuloy yung magka-sequel, magka-second movie or magkaroon ng series, it came to the point na of course we don’t want to disappoint our fans bilang they loved the movie so much. They’re also partly the reason why this continuation of this big dream that we have came into play. So maraming salamat sa nag-support sa movie at humingi ng sequel,” he said.
Compared to the film which won Second Best Picture and Gender Sensitivity Award at the Metro Manila Film Festival, Keann explained what the series will be about.
“The message is still the same. The reason why we’re all doing this, why we’re all working together to really finish this series is really to send that message out there. And not just in a national sense but literally international, to tell everyone that it’s okay to love someone of the same gender and at the same time with this series we’re not just talking about the love between Luke and Dominic, we’re also talking about their love or their problems outside the relationship. Like for example when it comes to family or when it comes to school,” he shared.
Through the six-episode digital series, Keann hoped they can help teens in similar situations as his character Luke. “The message we’re trying to send out there is we’re trying to help guide the people who are in a similar situation and help them solve it by telling them the story of Luke and Dominic and how they solve these problems. And there are so many other personalities you can notice in the series.”
Watch the iWantTFC original series Love Beneath the Stars every Monday starting August 16. Written and directed by Dolly Dulu and stars Adrian Lindayag, Keann Johnson, Nikki Valdez, Agot Isidro, Romnick Sarmenta, Victor Silayan, and Iyah Mina.