For the first time for a terrestrial broadcast network (i.e. KBS, MBC, and SBS) K- drama, “God’s Gift – 14 Days” will be remade in America.
During April, SBS’s “God’s Gift – 14 Days” ended and it received an from a famous production company in America. SBS owns the rights of the drama and after working out the details, it is waiting to sign the official contract. An official of SBS hinted that, “An American production company contacted us first. Although we can’t reveal the exact amount of the contract, we are receiving a remarkable deal and will advance into the American market.”
It’s very unusual for a Korean drama to be remade, not in Asia, but in the US. Although cable network tvN’s drama, “Nine: Nine Times Travel” was exported last year, “God’s Gift” is the first for a non-cable, terrestrial broadcast network drama.
All this time, Korea has been the importer of dramas. Many Korean viewers have their eyes on American and Japanese dramas for their high quality stories and amazing visuals. In contrast, there are many situations where Korean dramas end anticlimactically because the schedule to film a drama is almost like filming a live show. The official added, “This drama means more to us knowing that it’s a genre that American viewers prefer. The reason why the American production company sent us the offer was because of the drama’s creativity and perfection.”
“God’s Gift – 14 Days” is about a mother who travels two weeks before her daughter’s accident in order to save her. Actors Lee Bo Young and Jo Seung Woo play the main characters of the drama.