Are you still on vacation mode and looking for something to watch? There’s a few films and series to with that have you covered if you’re looking to see a few Fil-Am actors in the craft. Actors like Dave Bautista, Paris Berlec, and Evan Mock all had recent work released on Netflix and HBO Max.
Look no further because you can add these to your Watch List: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Do Revenge, and Gossip Girl Season 2. Check out the trailers below!
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Want to learn more about the richness of the Filipino culture? MYX’s newest Made For Youtube series, Monster Makeup follows three mythical creatures popularized in Philippine folklore and urban legends. Be prepared to look good getting scared as the series banks on engaging storytelling through make-up.
Mysterious and horrific encounters are told by digital content creator, John Fedellaga as he transforms into the featured mythical creature. It’s a creative spin on telling stories about Philippine mythical creatures through beauty and art. Dive deep into the stories you’ve heard as John takes it to the next level.
Catch the episodes below!
With a new season of All American, there will also be new characters. In Season 5, viewers meet Gia played by Ashley Argota Torres, an assistant to Keating records who is underestimated by her current job. Layla recognizes her potential during a quick chat about how she finds working at the record label. Ashley Argota Torres may be a guest role in this season as she landed the position as Head of PR under ForMonica Records with Layla.
Gia is an ambitious individual with fresh ideas on how to market artists during this digital generation. She meets Olivia and Patience to talk strategy on how to approach Patience’s new album and revamp her image to match the mature new sound. Olivia and Gia get off on the wrong foot because of differences in views, but it’s not personal. Patience likes the new direction that her brand can go and agrees with Layla to make her part of the team.
Be sure to watch this season and catch more of Ashley Argota Torres as Gia only on All American.
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Last season on the Netflix series, Bling Empire viewers saw Dorothy Wang make the move to New York City in search for love. Bling Empire: New York follows another group of wealthy, socialite, and hilarious Asian-American from the Big Apple where real estates is based on address.
The empire expands and is ready for your viewing. This season, there’s more parties, fun, and new faces. One of the episodes you’ll want to catch is Episode 9 where a Filipino-inspired party is attended by Kane Lim and friends. A familiar face you might recognize is Filipina artist, vlogger, and influencer Heart Evangelista.
Her cameo on the show was first confirmed by Lim himself, “Philippines, you asked for it, you got it! Guess who will be [in] ’Bling Empire’ [season 3]. Tune in tonight!” he earlier said.”
The series is produced by Jeff Jenkins Productions with Jenkins, Russell Jay-Staglik, Elise Chung, Lenid Rolov, Ross Weintraub, and Reinout Oerlemans exec producing.
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Huge congratulations are in order to Fil-Am actor Eugene Coredero as he was upped to a series regular for the Disney+ series, Loki. The timey-wimey series starring Tom Hiddleston, Cordero plays the Time Variance Authority employee “Casey” and is set to reprise his role in Season 2.
The Easter Sunday actor brought some comic relief to the series with his confusion of what a fish is and how he uses the powerful infinity stones as office paperweights. A twist at the end of the season is how another variant of himself is shown as “Hunter K-5E” and not his original TVA character.
Eguene Cordero also stars in Broken Lizard’s TruTV series Tacoma FD with credits also as “Stokez’ in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, NBC’s The Good Place, the Focus Features’ dramedy The High Note, and more! Can’t wait to see what twists come in Season 2.
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If you’re a fan of High School Musical then the upcoming iWantTFC series, Lyric and Beat is right up your alley. This new musical series focuses around the young talent of the fictional Philippine National Conservatory of Music. See your favorite artistas like Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Kyle Echarri, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, and more showcase their talents in this entertaining series.
With this much talent and personalities in one room, there’s bound to be clashes but also healthy competition. It’s a level playing field for the students of the Conservatory as a new audition arises to represent the school in the prestigious National Music Competition. Everyone is about to bring it and lay it all out on stage. Catch Lyric and Beat this August!
It looks like more secrets are going to be exposed in this HBO Max reboot of the Freeform series, Pretty Little Liars with another group of teens being haunted by “A” in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. From the creators of Riverdale, you know the series is branching on the side of spooky and mystery. As the new generation also navigates through high school, it’s the secrets of their mothers’ pasts that they try to understand.
We mentioned before that the series stars 3 Filipinas with Lea Salonga, Malia Pyles and Sharon Leal. Ms. Salonga is casted as a series regular playing “Elodie, Minnie’s (Pyles) mom. A bit overbearing, Elodie works overtime to keep her daughter safe following a trauma that occurred when Minnie was just a little girl.” Also part of the cast is one faves, Alex Aiono!
Check out the official trailer and get ready for this next chapter of the Pretty Little Liars saga. Will the girls not only survive high school, but also out run the danger lurking in Millswood.
“Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.”
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The true crime series from Peacock, A Friend of the Family just shared that Fil-Am and Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) actor Ella Jay Basco joins the cast as a recurring role. No details have yet been shared, but the series is based on the true story of the Broberg family. It follows the daughter, Jan (Hendrix Yancey) who was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by Robert “B” Berchtold (Jake Lacy), a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.”
According to Variety, “The Brobergs are devoted to their faith, family and community.” Their lives were forever changed when their charismatic neighbor drove their family apart with manipulated tactics, turning their own daughter against them. The limited series will portray how the family survived these events.
Ella Jay Basco has also appeared in episodes of “Veep,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Teachers,” “Superior Donuts” and “Happyland.” Also a musician, one of her most recent tracks, “Bubble Tea” came from the EP “Middle School.”
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The Wildcats are heading to camp in the official trailer for Season 3 of High School Musical The Musical the Series! Get a glimpse of the camp shenanigans happening soon and a snippet of songs from Frozen and Camp Rock. Olivia Rodrigo is set to reprise her role is Nini, however she is scaling back as a recurring character.
We catch a glimpse of what Nini’s up to this season that may lead to something big. All we know for now is Nini continues to create music and she’s ready to take the next step. Olivia’s character storyline could mirror her real life soaring career and is on the brink of stardom. So pack your bags, grab your friends, and tune in on July 27th for the premiere on Disney+.
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The popular digital series, MTV’s Following showed us the life of one of our faves, Bretman Rock and his life in Hawai’i. Season 1 showed us his new home, who are his closest friends and family including his sister, Princess Mae, his mother, and his besties. Now in Season 2, Bretman’s career continues to grow and boom but sometimes that comes at the cost of family time.
According to MTV, the first episode focuses on the sibling relationship or lack of a relationship between Bretman and Princess Mae. “After a year of professional growth and success, Bretman Rock’s personal life crashes down around him. In order to heal the strained relationship with his sister, Princess Mae, they turn to therapy for answers. But can they overcome their differences long enough for Bretman to help Princess move into her dream home?”
Catch six new episodes this season dropping on Mondays on MTV social channels!
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The wait is over as the news of Fox‘s latest series, The Cleaning Lady is renewed for a second season. As the series was the network’s highest-rated drama premiere the last couple years, it is also one of the Top 5 new broadcast drama this TV season and Hulu’s most-streamed Fox debut. The drama series focuses on Thony, played by Elodie Yung, a Cambodian doctor who lived in Manila with her family, but came to the U.S. seeking medical treatment to save her son.
As much as Thony is a force of nature, a failing system forces her into hiding and becomes a cleaning lady for the mob. The drama begins as she starts playing by her own rules and refuses to be marginalized. Elodie is joined by Fil-Aussie actor, Martha Millan, Adan Canto, Oliver Hudson, Jay Mohr, Liza Weil, and Shiva Negar. The show takes on many social issues found today and brings a “sharp perspective brought on by the cast,” the President of Fox Entertainment, Michael Thorn explains (Deadline).
There are many mentions of the Filipino culture throughout the season as executive producer Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) not only wanted a diverse cast, but also to tell a story that’s familiar for many Filipinos. Other Filipinos who contributed include Ruby Ibarra who been partnered up with the network to create new songs for the whole series alongside Mark Isham and Nick Isham; Manila born and raised, writer-director Marie Jamora directed Episode 6, “Mother’s Mission” while actors and father/daughter duo Lou Diamond and Gracie Phillips guest stared on Episode 4 titled “Kabayan.”
It’s great to see more and more representation on mainstream media and the hope is that it continues. Until the next season premieres, binge watch or re-watch all 10 episodes on Fox or Hulu.
Cover Photo Credit: Martha Millan Instagram
You’ll be seeing a lot of Fil-Iranian actor Anthony Keyvan on your screen soon. The Love, Simon actor just landed a role as Q on the upcoming Netflix series, XO, Kitty. Anna Cathcart plays Kitty, who was the love guru in the franchise films, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The rom-com young adult series will follow Kitty on her adventure for love in South Korea.
As Kitty moves to South Korea, she reunites with her long-distance boyfriend (Choi Min-yeong) and finds love isn’t as easy as she thinks. With a new environment along with new people, it’s an adjustment for her on all fronts. Luckily, she’ll have her friends around for support. Anthony Keyvan is joined by Gia Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Peter Thurnwald, and Regan Aliyah to star opposite of Anna Cathcart in this new series.
According to Deadline, production has started in Seoul with Jennifer Arnold, Jeff Chan, Pamela Romanowsky and Katina Medina Mora lined up to direct this season. Stay tuned for more character details and debut.
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