Meet The Charming Boys Of Interactive BL Series 'Kumusta Bro'
The Boys' Love mania has indeed swept the entire country. Streaming app Kumu, in partnership with Firestarters Studios, is set to premiere the first-ever interactive digital series titled Kumusta Bro?
Kumusta Bro? is led by Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemate Sky Quizon, Pinoy Boyband Superstar contender Allen Cecilio, Bidaman contestant Kristof Garcia, and Star Music artist RJ Agustin. The virtual BL series revolves around the story of four friends who reunite via the live streaming app and how they'll fall in love through the online world.
What makes it interactive, you ask? Viewers are part of the story and they will be able to dictate the show's overall flow and how the stories of the respective characters will play out.
The four lead actors admit that they feel a ton of pressure considering the BL genre already has a strong following in the country. Sky, who plays Thirdy in the series, said: "With regard to the pressure, of course, nandiyan po yung pressure since bigla siya naging hype, e coming from Thailand and other countries. The pressure is there because meron na pong mas naunang magsimula ng mga BL dito sa Pilipinas. But more than the pressure, I'm just so excited para sa proyektong ito kasi sobrang unique po nung concept.
Allen, who plays Dean, added: "Ang sa tingin ko naman na naging advantage talaga namin is kami yung first interactive [BL series]. Kasali talaga sa kuwento yung mga viewers. Hindi lang sila manghuhula lang kung ano yung mangyayari. Meron silang kumbaga 'say' sa kung ano ang gusto nilang maging outcome nung story."
When asked if they believe in the concept of falling in love through social media, they all agreed that it's possible to find romance in the online age. RJ, who plays Cerwin, said: "Well, for me it's not impossible. You get to know the person din kahit online siya. Hindi man kayo magkasama in person pero siguro mararamdaman mo yung totoong spark kapag nagkita na kayo. Dun mo malalaman kung talagang para kayo ba sa isa't-isa or hindi."
Kristof, who plays Bench in the show, revealed that he once fell in love with a person he met on social media. "To be honest po, na-in love din po ako online before. Na-in love ako sa isang poser five years ago pero nakipagmeet naman po siya sa'kin. So, iba po yung nakikita kong hitsura picture at saka yung sa tao. Ngayon, na-in love naman po talaga ako sa ugali so okay naman siya kahit na iba po yung hitsura niya kasi na-in love ako sa ugali pero hindi siya nag-work."
Directed by Real Florido of Ampalaya Chronicles on iWant, Kumusta Bro? premieres on July 20 exclusively on the Kumu app. You can watch re-runs of the series via Firestarters Studios official YouTube channel.