Yet another Malaysian has made us proud with their work overseas as Malaysian-born scriptwriter Adele Lim will be penning the script for the American adaptation of South Korean drama series “Good Doctor”!
Adele Lim, who is the executive producer and co-showrunner for CW’s TV series “Star-Crossed”, was chosen to work on the script for the adaptation of the Korean medical drama, “Good Doctor”, as part of her contract with CBS TV Studios. If you don’t know who she is, well, she is best known for the scripts she developed for some of the hit TV series such as “Private Practice”, “One Tree Hill” and “Life Unexpected”.
The Star previously reported that Adele Lim began her scriptwriting journey in 2000, as she started her job as writer’s assistant role for a television show “Xena:Warrior Princess”.
Now that Adele has come on board to write the screenplay, the adaptation is expected to bring a fresh twist on “Good Doctor”.
In the Korean version of “Good Doctor”, the drama revolved around a man with autistic disorder (played by Joo Won) who overcomes bias and discrimination to become a pediatrician with his exceptional abilities. Following a similar path to the Korean drama, the adaptation of “Good Doctor” will centre on a brilliant doctor with Aspergers who utilizes his exceptional abilities to solve complex cases at a Boston teaching hospital.
The adaptation of “Good Doctor” will be executive produced by Hawaii Five-o star Daniel Dae Kim, in partnership with CBS TV studios. Together with Adele, Daniel will be working on the adaptation under his production studio 3AD, alongside EnterMedia Contents, a US-based company founded by Sebastian Lee and David Kim.
This is not the first time a film has been adapted for American viewers but considering the fact that the film will be produced by a Korean-American, do you think the adaptation will succeed? Do you think they are able to produce the drama without stripping away its original content?