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Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo’s ‘W’ Is Getting a U.S. Remake

Lee Jong Suk W Remake
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TV series W (aka W: Two Worlds), starring Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo, will be produced in the States as Angel City. This will be another example that proves the power of K-drama.

According to Deadline, The CW is developing the remake of a genre-bending Korean drama, W. “The project, which is known as Angel City in the U.S., has been handed a scripted development order from the youth-skewing network,” they reported.

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W follows the events and romance of a woman who gets accidentally sucked into a webtoon that her father has created. Therefore, Angel City will take a similar plot. Deadline introduced, “Angel City tells the story of Jules, a promising young surgeon whose stable life is upended when she gets pulled into an alternate dimension where her father’s graphic novel, and its alluring heroine, have come to life.”

Love, Victor writer Jen Braeden and Siren and Motherland: Fort Salem writer Heather Thomason pen the script. The show marks the first scripted project from The Masked Singer producer Craig Plestis.

Deadline wrote, “It is the latest Korean format being developed in the U.S. following the likes of ABC’s The Good Doctor, produced by Daniel Dae Kim, and HBO’s TV adaptation of Parasite in the works. The country is obviously hot off the heels of Netflix’s global smash Squid Game.”

 

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Translator Kim Hoyeun: If you are a fan of K-drama, K-movie, and K-pop, I am your guy. I will continue to provide you with up-to-date K-entertainment news.

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