Liked the HBO television series “Entourage”? If you did, we’ve got some news for you, though we’re not sure if it will be a good or bad one yet.
South Korean entertainment network Total Variety Network (tvN) will be remaking “Entourage“, which will be broadcasted near the end of 2016. Filming will begin soon as the whole production is completed before the drama airs on TV.
So far, Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Dong Hwi, Park Jung Min, Cho Jin Woong, 5urprise’s Seo Kang Joon, f(x)’s Amber, ex-Wonder Girls member Sohee, and rookie actress Kim Hye In has been confirmed as the cast members.
“Entourage” will revolve around Cha Young Bin (played by Seo Kang Joon), who is a handsome but immature A-list actor. Young Bin’s friend who is also his manager, Ho Jin, will be played by Park Jung Min while everyone’s beloved giraffe Lee Kwang Soo will act as Cha Joon, an obsolete actor who is losing fans due to the rising popularity of Cha Young Bin.
Cho Jin Woong will take the character of the funny and abrasive agent Kim Eun Gab and Lee Dong Hwi will play a happy-go-lucky character, Geo Buk, with an extremely positive mindset but with no luck when it comes to girls.
f(x)’s rapper Amber, who is making her acting debut, has been given the role of Jei/Jay Jung, the secretary of Kim Eun Gap.
Kim Hye In will be taking the role of Seo Hee, an elegant interior designer who is a well-educated and skilled career woman. Reports have also revealed that Sohee will be playing a popular actress who always runs into Seo Kang Jun’s character due to business related reasons.
Interestingly, Kim’s character will be the love interest to Seo Kang Jun’s character while Sohee’s character was his first love. It seems like a love triangle is in the books, or rather, script!
The drama is gaining high expectations for its star-studded cast, but looks like we’re not the only ones thrilled! Mark Wahlberg, executive producer of the original TV series, took to Twitter to express his excitement too.
Congrats everyone! Looking forward to watching the show. https://t.co/H8htvPUNVC
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) June 7, 2016
“Entourage”, which originally ran from 2004 to 2011, was based on real-life situations in the Hollywood, which gives an insight into the seedy world of entertainment. The remake will retain the original concept and black comedic nature, but will introduce Korean culture and emotions to it.
Viewers have also expressed concern as the original heavily featured drug use, profanities, sex, and violence, but the producers for the Korean version explained that they plan to “take the merits of the original series and make them resonate with the Korean audience”.
The Korean remake held its first script reading session on 28th May. It has also been reported that the tvN drama will be broadcasted simultaneously in South Korea, China, and Japan.
Well, we’re excited, but on the other hand, we’re afraid that the remake would not live up to the original, as is the case with many remakes.
Do you think the star-studded Korean version will be a satisfying success or a spectacular failure? Tell us by leaving a comment in the comments box below!