The drama Hotel Del Luna, produced by Studio Dragon and aired on tvN last year, will be produced as a TV series in the US. Studio Dragon and Skydance Television will jointly plan and start the production.
In February, CJ ENM and Studio Dragon signed a strategic partnership with Hollywood production company Skydance Television to jointly produce and invest in global content such as dramas and movies. Skydance is a global content company that has produced films such as Terminator, 6 Underground, Mission Impossible, and TV series Grace and Frankie, Altered Carbon, and Jack Ryan.
What makes the project different from other IP contracts is that Studio Dragon and Skydance participate equally in the entire process of producing the TV series.
The new series will be reimagined for a global audience with Altered Carbon showrunner Alison Schapker developing and producing as part of her overall deal with Skydance. She was also a writer and co-executive producer on ABC’s Scandal and is well known for her work on the series Alias and Fringe. She also has worked on series such as Charmed, Lost, Almost Human, and served as showrunner for two seasons of Brothers & Sisters.
Hotel Del Luna is a fantasy drama that features an elite hotelier who becomes the manager of “Hotel Del Luna,” a mystical hotel that only caters to spirits at night, after stumbling upon a fateful event.
Park Hyun, the head of Studio Dragon’s Global Division, said, “We are thrilled to have Alison lead the adaptation of Hotel Del Luna, hopefully our first of many co-development projects with Skydance.”
“At its core, Hotel Del Luna is a spectacular visual fantasy grounded in a story about the importance of human connection, lost loves and unfinished business,” said Bill Bost, President of Skydance Television.