Teenage love, drama, and passion for music collide in BlackSheep and iWantTFC’s newest digital youth-oriented series, Teen Clash.
With the huge success of DonBelle-starring and two season-spanning series He’s Into Her, there’s no questioning how stories about youthful love, angst, and passion are always of wide interest for the Filipino audience. And this 2023, you might find your next obsession in BlackSheep’s newest collaboration project with digital platform iWantTFC, the online youth-oriented show, Teen Clash. Adapted from a famed Wattpad novel of the same name, Teen Clash is set in the infamous school halls where the characters’ teenage desires, most especially their love for music (and a scandal), complicate their lives.
TEEN CLASH FEVER
New school, new kids, new love await you with the series adaptation of the hit e-novel Teen Clash. In the newly released energetic and vibrant teaser, a budding romance between Zoe (Jayda Avanzado), an aspiring recording artist, and Ice (Aljon Mendoza), a suave songwriter, whose bands are set to merge for a music contest. Conflict arises as a shocking scandal revealed at the end of teaser upend their lives; one that involves getting stuck at a restroom together.
Teen Clash is based on a Wattpad’s rom-com tale of the same name by Ilyn Anne Danganan also known as Ai or iDangs on the literary platform. It was published in July 2012 and has over 60 chapters and 100 million reads to date. With a second novel already published on the website, which has been read millions of times, too, Teen Clash has undeniably captured tons of hearts and truly deserved an online series treatment.
BlackSheep, the producer of the show (and the minds behind Exes Baggage, Alone/Together, Isa Pa With Feelings, and Fan Girl) first unveiled the lead cast of the iWantTFC Original series in August of last year, revealing that RISE and Star Magic artists Jayda (her debut project), Aljon, and Markus Paterson, who plays the dashing rockstar Jude, will be the trio of protagonists.
Ai, the author of the novel, couldn’t contain her excitement and told the fans that Teen Clash is “in good hands” and that she trusts the whole team and the cast. As shown in the sneak peek, while it is an adaptation, the digital series also puts a different spin on the story, with characters already in college at the fictional Asian Peninsula University (as opposed to the novel’s Kingdom High) as well as new characters to root for.
While the rest of the premise is yet to be disclosed, it seems that we’ll be in for a fun ride filled with feels, vibes, and punk-loving, clashing characters that will offer us a fresh perspective on adolescence and young love. Teen Clash is helmed by Ex With Benefits and Love Me Tomorrow director Gino M. Santos. The ensemble cast will be joined by Zach Castañeda as Xander, Kobie Brown as Josh, Ralph Malibunas as Ken, and Luke Alford as Lloyd, who are all members of Ice’s squad. Meanwhile, playing as Zoe’s bandmates and friends are Bianca de Vera as Yannie, Gail Banawis as Ayumi, and Fana as Sab, while Andi Abaya is the campus darling Mandy.
Ang ganda nito.. nakaka excite. galing niyo Jayda and Aljon..#TeenClashTeaser— Louise38 (@analou89421383) January 5, 2023
Teen Clash quickly became a trending topic online with the release of its teaser. Longtime and brand new fans could not help but express their excitement for the new show especially because of the chemistry between Jayda and Aljon. Other fandoms also hyped up their mains and favorite love teams in the show.
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Ganda ni Fana!!!!!!!! Dasurv mapasama sa Teen Clash!!#ASAPCHRISTMASFEST— Love Mae ✨ (@LoveMaeUmali) December 11, 2022