US Remake of “Man from the Stars” Is in the Works

It has just been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that the hit drama series “Man from the Stars” (also known as “My Love From Another Star”) has an American version in the works by broadcast station ABC.

As you probably already know, the original Korean version had 21 episodes and aired between December 2013 and February 2014. Starring Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun, the drama was a huge hit in Korea and all over Asia, especially China.

“ABC’s take is described as epic supernatural love story about a world-famous pop star, Lark, and her anti-social neighbor, James, who happens to be from another planet. Disillusioned by the pettiness of human nature, and a resident of Earth for the past several hundred years, James has a centuries-old rule that he will never use his abilities to intervene in the lives of the people around him. But when he gets a premonition that the infuriatingly self-centered but compelling Lark is going to be murdered, James finds himself drawn into her chaotic life and falling deeply in love — just as he finally has the chance to return to his home in the stars.”

The original writer of the drama Park Ji Eun will be an executive producer alongside HB Entertainment’s Moon Bomi. This US remake by ABC will be produced by  HB Entertainment and EnterMedia Contents in association with Sony Pictures Television.

This adds to the trend of Korean shows being remade for American audiences. It was also recently announced that broadcasting station CBS was working on a remake of “Good Doctor” and NBC was working on a remake of “Grandpas over Flowers.” 

What do you think of an American remake for “Man from the Stars”?