Japanese Remake Of OCN’s “Voice” To Air This Summer
OCN’s popular drama “Voice” is getting a Japanese remake!
“Voice” first premiered in 2017 and is a thriller that centers around a 112 emergency call center. The first season was praised for bringing a brand new concept to life, and the second season currently holds the record for highest viewership ratings for an OCN drama at 7.1 percent. The third season, which began airing on May 11, has been met with a positive response as well.
The Japanese remake of “Voice” will be titled “Voice 110 Emergency Control Room” (literal title). The drama will begin airing in July on Nippon TV at 10 p.m. (local time) on Saturdays, a prime slot for Japanese dramas. The drama will be led by Toshiaki Karasawa and Yoko Maki. The former will play Shogo Higuchi, a detective who is burning with revenge after he loses his wife to a criminal. Yoko Maki will play voice profiler Hikari Tachibana, who solves crimes with her exceptional hearing.
Helming the drama will be Taro Otani and Mitsuru Kubota, who have led popular crime dramas, and writing the script is Hideya Hamada, who is known for his “Absolute Zero” series. Seo Jang Ho, the head of CJ ENM’s overseas contents division, stated, “We receive many requests to remake CJ ENM’s trendy and new programs. Not only did ‘Voice’ record OCN’s highest viewership ratings, it also took on the new concept of voice profiling. The drama has received many remake requests from the early stages, and we are happy to announce the new Japanese remake. With the drama slated to air in Japan’s prime time slot, it is set to be one of the most anticipated dramas of this summer.”
A source from NIppon TV stated, “We are very happy to be remaking the popular ‘Voice’ series. We were charmed by the fast-paced action and humanism in ‘Voice.’ We wish to maintain the quality of the original Korean series while also bringing more charming details to life. We’ll be bringing some of Japan’s greatest actors to the drama, so we hope people will enjoy the Japanese version of ‘Voice.'”
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