It seems the Chinese are not the only one adapting Korean TV shows into their own versions.
The beloved Korean TV program, “The Return of Superman (슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다)”, will be remade into an American version. Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the channel that plays the show, has confirmed that American company Chicken Soup For The Soul Production will be launching the programme under the title of “Breaking Dad”.
The Amercian company has reaffirmed the statement and states that it is currently in the pre-production phase. Filming is said to start in mid-July in New York and Connecticut, with plans to air the programme by September through the channels Discovery Life, TLC, and Family.
The producing director of the original version, Kang Bong Kyu, has reportedly flew in to New York yesterday (13th July) to aid in production and to give pointers. According to reports, he will be there for 10 days.
However, it is unsure if the American version will follow the format of the original, which is to feature celebrities, or to showcase regular fathers with their families.
Watch a short clip of the original, featuring the charming triplets Daehan, Minguk, and Mansae, here:
“The Return of Superman” first aired in 2013 and starred various celebrities with their respective children. The programme propelled to fame as audience fell in love with the adorable and endearing antics of the cast members, especially the kids, who are typically under the age of 8. It has since undergone several changes in cast members, with favourites Song Il Gok and Choo Sung Hoon leaving the show to make way for Lee Beom Soo and Oh Ji Ho.
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