“My Love From The Star”, an epic sci-fi romance drama that swept across many nations in Asia, was supposed to take over America with a remake from American broadcasting network ABC.
However, the US remake of the famed Korean drama was postponed to an indefinite date after being excluded from the network’s 2015-2016 television line-up.
Starring Kim Soohyun & Jun Jihyun, “My Love From The Star” was a tremendous success due to its record-breaking viewership in both Korea and China. It became the most expensive Korean drama sold in China and earned Jihyun the highest award for TV at the Baeksang Art Awards.
In September 2014, it was announced that the series will be getting a US remake and has received an order for a pilot from ABC. The remake will be based on the original drama, where an alien falls in love with a famous and beautiful actress in the modern era. The screenwriting duo Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (of “The Vampire Diaries” fame) were to executive produce and pen the script for the adaptation, alongside Bomi Moon from the flagship’s producer HB Entertainment and the program creator, Ji-Eun Par. EnterMedia Contents, a US-based company founded by Sebastian Lee and David Kim were supposed to executive produce the series as well.
Unfortunately, the airing for the remake was postponed as there are only a total of 25 shows included in ABC and NBC television line-up.
The American remake of Korean time-travel thriller drama “Nine” was put into development by ABC since October 2013. Lead actress Kim Yunjin and Fake Empire Productions bought the rights to the show, which received an order for a pilot from ABC. Unfortunately, before the filming for the pilot episode could begin, ABC cancelled its pilot order for the remake.
CJ E&M, the company behind “Nine”, released a statement and said:
America’s system of producing dramas is not fast. Currently, there are around 300-500 shows being planned annually. Of those shows only five percent end up getting aired. Securing a pilot for “Nine” failed. We are not sure what will happen. We still only have a script.
Meanwhile, an American adaptation of Korean medical drama “Good Doctor” is still in development at CBS and the story will revolve around a Boston pediatric surgeon with Asperger syndrome. Scheduled to air in August 2015, the script of the remake will be written by Malaysian screenwriter Adele Lim and directed by “Hawaii Five-o” star Daniel Dae Kim.
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