LET love take you on a journey this love month and beyond with “B&B: The Story of the Battle of Brody and Brandy,” the newest original series on streaming platform WeTV.
Created and directed by Mark V. Reyes, WeTV Originals’ “B&B: The Story of the Battle of Brody and Brandy” is a romantic comedy starring two of the brightest stars in Philippine showbiz: Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado. The show premiered on Valentine’s Day.
Calzado plays Brandy, a warm and sweet innkeeper who manages a vibrant B&B in the countryside. There, she meets Brody (played by Veneracion), a dashing businessman who checks in at Brandy’s B&B. Initially hesitant, Brandy gives Brody a chance and the two hit it off. Soon enough, however, the undeniable attraction is replaced with conflict when business matters come into play.
While most rom-coms are stories of a younger demographic, the lead characters of “B&B” are in their late 30s to early 40s, giving this show a narrative with a different dynamic and a fresh perspective. Veneracion and Calzado, two household names in Filipino TV and film, effectively fill the shoes of the titular roles and take viewers on a ride that’s both “kilig” and funny.
“B&B” marks Iza’s foray into the rom-com genre, describing it as a refreshing change from the heavy dramatic roles that she’s taken on in recent projects.
In her long-running career as an actress, she said it’s been her dream to play a character in a story that is light and just all about the happy feels. Ian, on the other hand, is no stranger to rom-com roles. As expected, he gives Brody justice.
“B&B” is a project under Sanggre Productions, a production company founded by “Encantadia” (2005) sisters Sunshine Dizon, Diana Zubiri, Karylle, Calzado and director Mark Reyes.
The series also marks another first, as Dizon takes her place behind the cameras in her first co-directorial stint. Veneracion and Calzado are joined by Lovely Abella, Ketchup Eusebio, Ian Ignacio and Emmanuelle Vera.
New episodes of “B&B: The Story of the Battle of Brody and Brandy” drop on WeTV and iflix every Saturday at 7 p.m.