My Love from Another Star to be remade for ABC in the U.S.
While it has been known for many months that My Love from Another Star was getting a Chinese remake, the interest of U.S. broadcast networks in Korean scripted TV series is confirmed once again with ABC optioning the script for a remake.
Behind such move are, once again, Korean-American consultants, Sebastian Dong-hun Lee and David Kim, who founded production company EnterMedia Contents back in August 2013. Lee, who had been a producer on Korean action series City Hunter, will also exec produce this project in collaboration with writer Park Ji-eun and producer HB Entertainment’s Moon Bo-mi both behind the original. EnterMedia was also behind the remake optioning of Good Doctor by CBS.
Writers Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain will pen ABC’s adaptation, providing their experience in other American fantasy TV series (CW’s The 100, Vampire Diaries, Dollhouse).
In its U.S. version, and based on the Korean format, My Love from Another Star will be an epic supernatural love story between world-famous actress, Lark, and her anti-social neighbour, James, who turns out to be from another planet. After experiencing the lack of gratitude and pettiness of human beings in the past centuries, he has vowed not to help other people through his abilities anymore. But when he Lark’s life gets under threat, he cannot avoid being drawn into her life, despite her very self-centred personality. Quite unluckily, while he learns that his chance to return to his planet is approaching soon, he also finds himself falling in love for Lark.
Knowing the production value of U.S. supernatural series, we might however wonder how much emphasis on the romance there will be. Have you seen the other series written by Craft and Fain? How do you think the U.S. version will look like?
In the meantime, feel free to have a look at the Korean drama and original: My Love from Another Star, starring Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun.