“Itaewon Class” Confirmed To Get A Japanese Remake
Hit JTBC drama “Itaewon Class” is getting a Japanese remake!
Recently, JTBC confirmed that they would work with Kakao Entertainment, Kross Pictures, and a major Japanese broadcasting station to produce a Japanese remake of “Itaewon Class.”
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, “Itaewon Class” tells the story of a group of young people who work together to challenge an unjust world. During its run on JTBC in 2020, the drama recorded a personal best viewership rating of 18.3 percent for the finale, becoming the then second highest-rated drama in JTBC history.
Starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Da Mi, the Korean drama received lots of love for its incredible acting and relatable story, with the drama’s lines, hairstyles, and soundtrack also garnering lots of attention. In 2021, “Itaewon Class” also won Best Drama Series at the 25th Asian Television Awards.
As the drama began gaining popularity in Japan, Japanese digital comic platform Piccoma released the webtoon “Roppongi Class” and the drama took No. 1 on Japan’s Netflix charts, with the success ultimately leading to the decision to remake the drama.
The Japanese remake “Roppongi Class” has confirmed its casting of top Japanese actors and will air as a 13-part series this summer.
JTBC has also recently confirmed an Indian remake for their drama “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” (also known as “Something in the Rain”).