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Friday, April 28, 2017


When it comes to trying out innovations, TV5 is perhaps the most maverick of among our local TV stations.

From offering groundbreaking and sometimes controversial tv series to Tagalized movies that made Pinoys even crazier for Hollywood content, TV5 has a record of trying to offer something new.

But when it comes to TV series, one particular production has sort of become a TV5 trademark-- and that is no other than WattPad Presents.  Sourcing original material from the popular online app and content generated by its users, who could forget (and top rating episodes) include "I am in love with a DOTA Player" or "The Magic in You" which was shot in Disneyland?

To date, Wattpad Presents has aired nearly 265 episodes comprised of nearly 65 original Wattpad stories. The show has reached over 2 million viewers with an average audience of 1.6 million per episode. Through the popularity of Wattpad Presents, TV5 has already seen a 30 percent jump in total viewership year over year from 2014 to 2015, including a healthy increase from the elusive teen market of which the show captured 12.6 percent

Thus, it comes as no surprise that the popular episodic mini-series is coming back to TV5 with more romantic and kilig stories.

As the show returns to your television screens, be prepared for an all new exciting set of stories that everyone especially millennials can surely relate to! May it be falling in love with a best friend, a love story with a dark twist or a love triangle, you name it, Wattpad Presents will have it.

To make sure that every scene is created with the highest production value, episodes Will be produced by production houses known for quality films and commercials -Unitel and Firestarter, to name a few. The comeback of Wattpad Presents will also feature more popular titles and authors from varied genres like rpm-com, romance With a bit of action, and even romantic horror stories.

To give you a glimpse of what’s in store for your Saturday Night Kilig Sesh sa
Wattpad, here are the first four stories that will be featured:

(1) “Destined” written by Blue Maiden, which has reads of 22.4 M and the Wattys 2015 winner. The story involves a love triangle that will also leave a question to viewers

“Who do you choose? The one you love or the one who loves?” The premiere episode, which promises to give everyone a “kilig” experience, stars former theater actress Sarah Carlos as Kayla; Ben Isaac, who was Dubbed as one of Chalk Magazine’s Hottest Male Celebs, as Kean; indie actress Kate Alejandrino as Krystal, and Candy Cutie Raphael Robes as Dwayne. Jaime Habac Jr., director of “Im drunk, I Love You”, will direct the premiere episode.

(2) “Just the Benefits” written by Beeyotch, which reached 28.9M reads. The story is about a power couple who still find themselves still drawn to each other after breaking up, so they’ve decided to keep it casual and just enjoy the benefits without any labels.

(3) “Unlucky I’m in love with my Bestfriend” written by Stupidlyinlove, with 38.1 M reads and was published by Summit Pop Fiction. The story is about BFFs Zandra and Zendrick. As time goes by, Zandra finds herself falling in love with her bestfriend.

(4) “Special Section” written by Onneechan, with 17.5 M reads. This is a story about a very controversial high school “Special Section” wherein strange series of events occurred with a romantic mix.

According to Koko Joven, headwriter for Wattpad Presents the challenge is how to best translate the material from a novel into a TV script. "The writing is different because you only have a certain amount of time in a TV episode you have to choose which of the highlights and most important parts of the story to include, so that the fans of the book will also like the episode."

Get your Saturday Night Kilig Sesh fix as the all-new Wattpad Presents premieres on April 29, 9:00 PM only on TV5!

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