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'Gameboys' will officially be on Netflix this December

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Nov 23, 2020 2:09 am Updated Nov 23, 2020 2:18 am

Netflix Philippines announced on Monday, November 23 that Gameboys will soon be airing on their streaming platform!

After gaining a following since its release, the pandemic-born YouTube series Gameboys starring Elijah Canlas and Kokoy de Santos, finds a place in Netflix as Gameboys Level-Up Edition.

"Netflix, baby!" wrote The IdeaFirst Company, the creative company behind the online series. "Gameboys becomes the first Filipino BL series to be shown on the popular streaming platform," it added.

Gameboys is the story of two gamers who, despite the pandemic, found a romantic connection through gaming. "It was going to be in the BL or Boys Love genre — a genre that was already attracting a massive following onYouTube. We had a chance to ride the wave, so we went for it," wrote Perci Intalan, filmmaker and President of The IdeaFirst Company, for Star34.

Since then, it has produced 13 episodes, has more than three million views, and has a fanbase all over the world. 

While Gameboys is in Filipino, subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Ukranian, Czech, Turkish, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, and Arabic are also available. 

Gameboys Level-Up Edition is coming to Netflix this December 30.

Photo from Gameboys/The IdeaFirst Company