The long wait will soon be over for fans of romantic Philippine novels. “The Rain in España,” the first book in the trending Wattpad “University Series,” with over 570 Million reads, by Gwy Saludes (aka 4reuminct), is coming to life on streaming service Viva One on May 1.
Directed by the blockbuster director Theodore Boborol (“Finally Found Someone” and “Vince & Kath & James”), this 10-part romantic comedy series is sure to thrill young viewers just like the other novels Viva turned into blockbuster movies (“Diary ng Panget,” “Talk Back and “You're Dead” and “Para sa Hopeless Romantic”).
Heaven Peralejo and Marco Gallo, who once shared a roof under ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother house, are the newest love team that will bring the romance of Kalix and Luna alive.
Together these ebook characters are called #LuKal. Louise Natasha Valeria, or Luna for short, is a student of Architecture. Apart from her perkiness, persistence is also one of her strongest traits. Not only does it help her maintain high grades, but it's also how she can make Kalix notice her.
Kalix Jace Martinez is a legal management student whose mother prefers that he becomes a doctor. Handsome, rich, smart and a man of few words, Kalix has a mysterious vibe. He thinks he has no time for love but can't help falling in love with Luna.
However, their young love is not a fairy tale with a happy ending. Kalix's faithfulness takes a turn, and Luna just can't forget about it. Years later, Luna still remembers everything about Kalix – her feelings for him, their promise to stay together as they reach their dreams, and how he threw it all away.
But here they are now, both professionals and forced to work together. Luna is the head architect of her family's real estate business, while Kalix runs his own law firm. It is the new legal counsel for Luna's company. They have no choice but to re-live the pain and regret from the past. The question is, will they fall back in love with fate bringing them together.
“The Rain in España” will also introduce the other colorful characters that complete The University Series, namely Yanna, played by Krissha Viaje from Book 2, “Safe Skies, Archer;” Sevi, Gab Lagman from Book 3: “Chasing in the Wild;”Samatha, Aubrey Caraan of Book 4, “Avenues of the Diamond;” Via, Bea Binene from Book 5, “Golden Scenery of Tomorrow;” and Kierra, portrayed by Nicole Omilio and Miguel, Francis Magundayao in Book 6, “Our Yesterday's Escape.”
Other characters that affect Luna and Kalix's relationship in one way or another are Amethyst, Adonis and Leo, portrayed by Gabby Padilla, Andre Yllana and Frost Sandoval respectively.
Since its trailer release, “The Rain in España” has gathered a total of 6.7 million total views across all social media platforms.
Fans of “The University Series” are obviously excited to see how their favorite characters and scenes come to life from the written word, and the fans of the artists are all raving to see their idols on the screen.
Of course, a youth-oriented series will only be complete with a generation-defining soundtrack. With Kean Cipriano at the helm of the series' musical score, he provides a perfect mix of established and emerging OPM songs that promise to bring the fans a sound experience that is hard to forget.
The official soundtrack features songs from O/C Records artists Kenaniah, Fitz Shioda, Chrstn and 7th and Viva Records' Cup of Joe.
The OST album will be released on all digital music platforms in time for the premiere.
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