It seems that BL series is starting to gain a spot in Philippine entertainment scene. After Gameboys and Sakristan, Black Sheep just recently announced that they will be doing their first-ever digital series starring hunk actor Tony Labrusca — and it is a BL series.
BL is a genre in fictional media that originated in Japan which tackles the romantic relationship between two male characters. Today, BL is also popular in Thailand, China, South Korea and Taiwan.
Yesterday, the news was confirmed via an Instagram post. “Yeah… I’m just as shocked as you are,” Tony wrote, attaching a video showing the next project.
“Say hello to Black Sheep’s first digital series, coming to you real soon,” he added.
His fellow Star Magic artist, Vivoree Esclito, is also featured in the highly anticipated project. Newbie actor JC Alcantara will also join the cast.
Aside from the series, Tony is also set to star in a new show “Cara Y Cruz,” under RSB Scripted Format, an ABS-CBN production unit. He will be starring with Julia Barretto, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Marco Gumabao, Barbie Imperial, and Heaven Peralejo.
In fact, “Cara Y Cruz” is the first new series of the Kapamilya Channel, which debuted on June 13 via cable and satellite TV.
As of this writing, no further details has been announced regarding the project, which was first reported to be in development last February.