As they say, love comes in the most unexpected of ways. That is the starting point for this new WeTV original romantic comedy series Pasabuy, centered on one of the biggest lifestyle trends that emerged during the pandemic. Actor Xian Lim does double duty on the project, but this time behind the camera, as the writer and director for this certifiably nakakakilig show. The series is slated to premiere on WeTV in late September.
The charismatic Gino Roque is the leading man in this delightful comedy. Cast to play his love interest in the show is up-and-coming actress Heaven Peralejo. The 21-year-old PBB alumni came on board after the previously announced female lead star Barbie Imperial was released from the show due to personal issues. Barbie had already taken part in pre-production activities – including announcements on social media, and the initial script-reading with Gino, Xian and the rest of the cast – when the change was made.
That said, the addition of Heaven to the cast will add even more charisma to the already loveable cast. She just joined the team at the 10-day locked-in shoot of the eight-episode series in Batangas.
For its latest WeTV Original series, Pasabuy tells the story of two individuals who find themselves stranded in the same place at the start of the lockdown. Anna (Peralejo) is a young executive while John (Roque) is an artist. They meet at the community chatroom where you can order necessities “pasabuy.” Friendship and possibly love blooms in what could be the most unromantic of settings as they try to power through life and a bevy of emotions to get through each day. The question is, when the pandemic ends and lives go back to normal, was any of it real?
Joining Gino and Heaven in the cast are Ella Cayabyab, MJ Cayabyab, Ralph Malibunas, and Gail Banawis, Kim Perez, Tiktok sweetheart Nana Silayro, plus a special appearance by rock band I Belong To The Zoo. Pasabuy is a WeTV Original concept, co-produced by Forza Productions, that is written and directed by Xian Lim.
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