For a time, K-drama adaptations of Japanese dramas were all the rage, with remakes everywhere, such as “Boys Over Flowers,” “City Hunter,” “Goong,” “Flower Boy Next Door,” “Tomorrow Cantabile,” “Liar Game,” and many more.
However, it seems American shows have taken over the scene, especially after the success of tvN’s “The Good Wife,” which was the first American show remade in Korea.
TvN has been at the forefront of the new movement, aided by the fact that, as a cable channel, there are fewer broadcast restrictions, which allows the K-drama to maintain a more similar tone to the original work than is allowed by the big three, SBS, MBC, or KBS.
Here are three upcoming remakes of American shows to look forward to:
“Entourage” is an eight-season HBO show that ran from 2004 to 2011, showing the everyday lives of Hollywood stars. Filming for tvN’s remake of “Entourage” began in June, and the production team is aiming for a complete wrap before the show hits the air this year on November 4.
CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” a procedural crime drama which aired its 11th season this year, will be led by the production companies NEW and Iris. The remake is currently in the writing stage.
The remake of “Suits,” a legal drama set against the background of a New York law firm, is currently in the planning stages, with both the script and casting in the works.
The remake will be produced by Enter Media Pictures, and is slated to air toward the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.