Thai filmmaker and scriptwriter New Siwaj Sawatmaneekul will not succumb to failure. While Love by Chance will probably not have a second season, the famed Thai BL director recently announced a new series – Why RU?
Also known for Make It Right (the series), New, as he is fondly called tweeted the difficulty he faced when Love by Chance was released. In order to recoup his losses, he’s up for a new series and what a bunch of good-looking guys he is going to cast!
Update: The WhyRU Channel at Youtube has started to do Chapter introductions!
Update: Watch the teaser trailer that can whet anyone’s appetite for this show! It has already garnered more than a million views already!
Reactions: The scenes featuring Saint and Zee are intense and amazing to watch. I would not be surprised with the way fans react to these scenes. They would either get depressed (because of Saint’s previous love team) or feel excited with how Zee plays his role to a T and bulls-eye his way to Saint’s character’s heart (is that making sense?).
This is getting to be more exciting than I originally expected.
Update: The drive to push Saint and Zee to the BL stratosphere is relentless!
Look at the series latest media promo!
Why RU production team has come up with a video clip as cast intro! And the Saint-Zee tandem dominates the scene.
The Zee-Saint tandem continues to heat up!
After watching Reminders and seeing Perth and Saint play a couple, it’s understandable how some fans are upset over the new tandem. But I don’t think it should be ‘treated’ as something personal. The guys are working and if fans are truly supportive, they need to overcome their own biases and support Saint and Zee, as well.
Some updates on the characters: [description taken from Lazy Subber’s FB post]
- Tutor-Fighter: Saint and Zee are cast respectively. Tutor is said to be ‘wise’ beyond his age and acts rationally, while Fighter is the emotional kind. They started having some animosity with each other, but developed a close relationship right after;
- Zon-Saifah: Tommy and Jimmy are chosen to play the couple. Saifah is a popular musician and is often engaged in mischiefs while Zon is shy yet stubborn. He is also a sci-fi writer.
Among the cast is Love by Chance lead Saint Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana, who undisputedly captured a lot of hearts as he portrayed Pete in Love by Chance opposite Perth Tanapon Sukhumpantanasan, who plays his romantic interest, Ae.
Saint, who figured prominently in Love by Chance, is a most-sought after actor by fans. Zee, a newly cast actor in this series, is reported to have expressed his desire to team up with Saint. While fans of Perth (Saint’s co-star in Love by Chance) may not approve of it, Zee remains honest about his feelings. Way to go Zee!
My personal picks! A few first impressions.
Described in his Instagram account as model-actor-soldier, Tommy Sittichok Pueakpoolpol is not tall like many of the aspiring actors who took part in the audition process. However, the height appears immaterial when it comes to the looks department. Hopefully, he’ll be competent as an actor too!
I would think dir. New saw something about Tommy. As you can see, just a change of hairstyle, he can alter his looks and perhaps his character? We’ll have to wait and see! At this point, he’s a personal bias already!
A current commercial model and aspiring actor, what appears previously as a nerd looking youngster have blossomed into a charming teen – that’s Jimmy Karn Kritsanaphan for you!
Reported as one of the leads in the new TV series, Zee Pruk Panich looks so manly and a bit muscular, yet everyone can see the baby fat still! If he’s going to partner with Saint, it would be explosive!
When someone is nicknamed Toytoy with another of the same ‘toy’ then expect someone awesome, and he is! Early vids featuring this young guy (Toy Thanaphat) appears goofy and may possess some comedic qualities in him. Hope dir. New can harness his talents in this series!
That’s it for now. I’ll be constantly updating this page for more casting news!