PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
TV5 continues its successful strategy of offering viewers a different kind of entertainment by breaking the usual habit of traditional television with its upcoming weekend primetime sitcom offering, One of the Boys, premiering this Saturday, May 3, at 9PM.
JoAnn Bañaga, Production Unit Head of One of the Boys shares, “The viewers always look for new shows that will entertain them, and TV5 is always at the forefront of this commitment in producing innovative and excellent programs. With One of the Boys, we aim to bring back the glory days of primetime comedies. This sitcom carries a different, but light and funny storyline, and is bannered by a unique mix of cast members, which should already get the viewers excited to see how everything and everyone will work out in this show.”
One of the Boys is top-billed by veteran actor and comedian Joey de Leon, who officially makes his much-awaited sitcom comeback after a long 7-year absence. As Daddy Jerry "DJ" Silang, Joey plays the lead role of a hardworking and single father to his three young children. A former London-based OFW, Daddy Jerry is also regarded as a "second father" by other people around him, including his small group of workers, known as the "talyer boys," in his automotive shop.
In the show, Joey has a close relationship with his only daughter, played by the talented and versatile actress Eula Caballero as Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Silang. Eula’s character, who grew up as the only girl in the company of boys, is known as an excellent mechanic and driver, and eventually took it upon herself to be a professional taxi driver.
Viewers will also be excited to see a whole new side of the five hunks who compose the popular group Juan Direction, as they make their official acting debut in One of the Boys.
In their first-ever foray into comedy, the Brinoys (half-British, half-Pinoys) –Dan Marsh as Daniel Lennon, Charlie Sutcliffe as Charlie McCartney, Michael McDonnell as Michael Harrison and Brian Wilson as Brian Starr – play a group of spoiled brats who were sent to the Philippines by the parents of Charlie (the former employers of Daddy Jerry back in London) to undergo “DJ’s lecture of life”.
Juan Direction members with Empoy
During their stay in the country, the Brinoys will be experiencing firsthand the simple Pinoy life and the important values and lessons that go along with it. Meanwhile, Henry Edwards as Henry Potter, is a champion racecar driver and plays the key role as the former-bestfriend-turned-rival of Dan.
The sitcom also features the unfolding love story between the tomboyish-acting, but undeniably charming character of Eula and the bratty leader of the Brinoy hunks, played by Dan Marsh. What is initially a cat-and-mouse relationship will eventually transform into what viewers can expect to be their source of weekly of kilig and enjoyment, whenever these two have a scene together.
Also, as no lead character is complete without a sidekick, the funny antics in One of the Boys will be in full display with the comedic tandem of Joey de Leon and Empoy as Aga, who plays a member of the "tropang talyer" who has also secretly developed a crush on Gabi. Rounding up the main cast of One of the Boys are Kapatid Stars Nadine Samonte as Jana Halliwel, and Artista Academy’s Benjo Leoncio as Kapitan Talyer.
Catch the premiere of TV5’s newest primetime sitcom, One of the Boys, this Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 PM only on TV5.