ABC to remake

ABC to remake "You Who Came From The Stars," CBS to remake "Good Doctor," and more

ABC to remake

Chinese movie "Heirs Who Came From The Stars" aside, it looks like America will likewise be picking up Korean drama "You Who Came From The Stars" as inspiration for a new television series!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC has put out a script commitment with a penalty to remaking this drama, which has received global attention and love. The format will be similar with a supernatural love story following a pop star named Lark and her neighbor, James, who is the alien in this case. Just like Kim Soo Hyun, James tries to distance himself from humans despite the world-saving capability of his superpowers--that is, until he gets a vision that Lark will be put in a perilous and life-threatening position! Following the drama"s storyline, the two fall in love as he is given the chance to return to his planet.

The ABC story will be written and produced by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain of hit series such as "The Vampire Diaries" while the original writer, Park Ji Eun, and HB Entertainment"s Moon Bo Mi will likewise be executive producers.

In addition, this will not be the only Korean drama expecting an American remake! CBS will be creating a medical drama based on "Good Doctor" while NBC is preparing a program based on "Grandpas Over Flowers." It looks like the Hallyu wave is extending vastly and influencing the American TV market.

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Good Doctor to win at 2014 Seoul Drama Awards

Good Doctor to win at 2014 Seoul Drama Awards

Dramas from worldwide gathered in Seoul for the annual drama award ceremony.

The 9th Seoul International Drama Awards was held on September 4th at the Haeoreum Theater of the National Theater of Korea. "Trot Lovers" actor Shin SungRok and "Inspiring Generation" actress Jin SeYeon led the event as MCs. Among 209 works from 50 countries including South Korea, France, Japan, China and more were nominated for this year"s award ceremony.

The best television drama award was presented to KBS 2TV “Good Doctor” presented by producer Ki MinSu.

"Other nominated works are all what I enjoyed watching. I"m so proud that "Good Doctor" is also on the list with those amazing drama series," Producer Ki said in his acceptance speech."Some other countries are interested in releasing the remake versions of this drama. I think this drama is quite unique, but there must be something that the world can understand. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to make this drama and the viewers who loved it," he added.

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"Good Doctor" to be adapted

Moon Chae-won and Joo Won

American network CBS is slated to produce an adaptation of the Korean drama "Good Doctor", according to KBS, which aired the series in 2013. This is the first time a domestic program will be remade by a major U.S. broadcaster, local media reported. It is likely that CBS will air the American version of "Good Doctor" either next year or in 2016, KBS announced, though CBS TV Studios is reportedly aiming to debut the show in August 2015. The remake will be set in a Boston hospital. Korean-born actor Daniel Dae Kim, best known as the star of "Hawaii Five-0" and his role as Jin-soo Kwon on "Lost", has partnered with CBS and its studios for the project, a deal finalized with his company 3AD. CBS TV Studios is reportedly taking full responsibility for the adaptation. By Lee Sun-min

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'Good Doctor' Remake To Be Shown On CBS

'Good Doctor' Remake To Be Shown On CBS

Good Doctor

The American remake of "Good Doctor" has found a home on the CBS television network. It"s the first time that a major U.S. broadcaster has taken on the challenge on adapting a k-drama for a U.S. audience.

The adaptation will be a co-production of CBS Studios, 3AD and Entermedia. 3AD is the newly launched company founded by Korean-American actor Daniel Dae Kim. The actor, who appeared in "Lost" and "Hawaii Five-O," wanted to bring "Good Doctor" to American audiences.

Kim told the Hollywood Reporter that he thinks the time is right for k-dramas to cross over.

"It"s all about the timing and confluence of different events," Kim told The Hollywood Reporter. "K-pop is bigger than ever, there is awareness in the U.S. of an international market, there is interest in intellectual property such as basing TV and film on books and foreign content. There is also this emergence of Korean directors breaking into the U.S., and there"s people like me with an interest in both Korean and American TV."

Malaysian born Adele Kim will serve as the writer on this project. She previously worked on the TV shows "Star Crossed," "Private Practice," "One Tree Hill" and Reign." She and Kim are the executive producers on this project and they will work together with CBS Studios and Entermedia, a U.S.-based company founded by Sebastian Lee and David Kim.

The original drama starred Joo Won as Park Shi On, a brilliant doctor whose ability to heal was hampered by his Asperger"s syndrome. Although he was a genius diagnostician and often had a remarkable bedside manner, his inability to understand social norms, made hospital life difficult for him.

Joo Won used hunched over shuffling body language to create a convincing character with no sense of social conventions.

Moon Chae Won played the doctor who befriends and encourages him, eventually falling in love with him despite his inability to properly process social interactions.

The k-drama remake will be set in Boston at a teaching hospital.

According to KBS, the producers are aiming for a 2015 time slot. It is not known whether the remake will be a one-season drama, as k-dramas usually are, or it will be formatted for possible successive seasons, as American series usually are.

It"s not the only k-drama currently being considered for an American adaptation. Korean-American actress Yunjin Kim, who played Daniel Dae Kim"s wife on "Lost," also has a drama she wants to remake as producer.

She is pitching a remake of the drama "Nine: Nine Time Travels," which starred Lee Jin Wook. It"s a fantasy drama about a man who travels back in time trying to prevent a family tragedy.

Another drama up for an American remake is "Reply 1997," which is now in development and may air on Fox TV.

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Team behind “Good Doctor” Reunites for a Vampire Medical Drama

Team behind “Good Doctor” Reunites for a Vampire Medical Drama

The production team behind the critically acclaimed drama Good Doctor will be collaborating once again for a new vampire medical drama.

Producer Ki Min Soo and writer Park Jae Bum have both signed onto work on a new KBS drama called Blood (working title).

Blood, similar to Good Doctor, will be a medical drama, but unlike Good Doctor, it will be a fantasy mellow drama about a vampire doctor.

The production company for Blood, IOK Media, has announced that they have begun searching for the male lead.

According to KBS, the exact airing dates are not yet decided, but they are currently aiming for an early-2015 airing.

What do you think, Soompiers? Which male actor do you think would be perfect for a brooding vampire doctor?

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'Good Doctor' bags the Best Serial Drama Award on the 35th Banff World Media Festival

'Good Doctor' bags the Best Serial Drama Award on the 35th Banff World Media Festival

'Good Doctor' bags the Best Serial Drama Award on the 35th Banff World Media Festival

On the 35th Banff World Media Festival, KBS2TV drama, 'Good Doctor' bagged the Best Serial Drama Award.

It's director, Ki Minsoo, gave a message saying, "This show has touched the hearts of the audience because of its medical concept and because of the fact that the main character has disability but still succeed in life. I want to commend Park Shion's (played by actor Joo Won) willingness to learn the ethical views of a doctor. I'm happy that my efforts are recognized."

'Good Doctor' starred Joo Won, Moon Chae-won, Joo Sang-wook, Chun Ho-jin, Kwak Do-won and Ko Chang-seok. It's about an autistic scholar who becomes a genius pediatric surgeon.

The event was held in Canada on June 8th.

written by: [email protected] SOURCE: KBS World

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"Good Doctor" wins Best Serial Drama Award in the Banff Awards

KBS2TV drama, “Good Doctor” has won the Best Serial Drama Award in the 35th Banff World Media Festival that was held in Canada on June 8th.

The Banff Award and Emmy Award are known as one of the major international awards. Usually these awards are earned by Canadians, Americans, or even actors from countries like United Kingdom, France, Germany, etc but not from Asia.

This is not the first time that the director, Ki Minsoo won an award for his work. He has won an award during the “Media Workers Day”; for his movies, he has won the best film award. While for his action shows, he won the best drama clinch award.

This time for “Good Doctor”, this drama has won the Best Serial Drama Award. In regards to this, the director said, “The ability of creating a show with a person that has disability and based on a medical theme has touched the hearts of the audience. I want to praise Park Shion’s warmth and child-like way of communicating while reflecting the ethical views as a doctor, I am glad that my efforts have been recognized.”

Source: KBS World

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Good Doctor Wins Best Serial Drama Award at Banff World Media Festival

Good Doctor Wins Best Serial Drama Award at Banff World Media Festival

“Good Doctor” Wins Best Serial Drama Award at Banff World Media Festival KBS drama “Good Doctor” had the honor of winning the Best Serial Drama Award at the Rockie Awards for the 35th Banff World Media Festival. The event took place in Canada on June 8

“Good Doctor”, starring Joo Won and Moon Chae Won, is a medical human drama about a genius pediatric surgeon who is also autistic. The drama received critical acclaim in its home country, sweeping the awards at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards, and winning the Best Drama Award at the 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards.

Also at the Banff World Media Festival, KBS’ documentary special “Colors, 4 Desires” took home the Jury Grand Prize in Best in Unscripted category. “Colors, 4 Desires” looks into the relationship between colors and human desires, presenting beautiful images using UHD 4K camera to best depict the nature’s colors.

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America to remake KBS drama,

America to remake KBS drama, "Good doctor"

America to remake KBS drama,

In an interview on May 22, a representative of KBS Drama revealed that American TV Station CBS was in talk to remake drama "Good doctor" but there has been no confirmation yet.

"Good Doctor" has received much attention and interests overseas for its interesting plot and great acting. However, they're still in discussion.

A rep added, “If the copyright was sold, it would also take time to plan and record"

"Good Doctor" is about a genius doctor named Park Sion (Joo Won), who is suffers from savant syndrome. The drama is very successful when airing in Korea. The American version is also expected to have the same success.

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KBS "Good Doctor" to be remade on American television by CBS

KBS

KBS 2TV drama "Good Doctor" from last year is discussing a remake with American TV station CBS.

Daniel Kim, an actor and drama producer was interviewed on his visit to Korea for the 2014 Seoul Digital Forum and said, "Discussions are being made about remaking the Korean drama "Good Doctor'".

3AD is collaborating with CBS TV and Daniel Kim says, "There are several medical dramas in the States too but the deep characters on "Good Doctor" is likely to connect with the American market as well". Popular tvN drama series "Nine: Time Travelling Nine Times" was remade in America, last year.

"Good Doctor" is about a genius doctor named Park Si-on (Joo Won), who is suffers from savant syndrome. This drama was a great success last year.

Source : www.tenasia.co.kr/arc...

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