by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
The Hollywood trend of adapting Korean dramas into American TV shows continues, with SBS’s God’s Gift – 14 Days becoming the latest K-drama to join the remake bandwagon.
God’s Gift – 14 Days is a time-travel thriller that stars Lee Bo-young as a mother who loses her daughter to kidnapping and murder. When she suddenly gains the ability to travel 14 days back in time, she struggles to prevent the tragedy from taking place.
According to DramaFever, Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency (CAA) recently finalized a deal with SBS to remake the drama. The original drama’s screenwriter Choi Ran, who also penned the popular period-action drama Iljimae, will serve as the executive producer for the American remake. However, it’s uncertain whether or not the remake will have a limited number of episodes as the original Korean drama did.
God’s Gift is one of several K-dramas to have an adaptation in the works for a major American television network. Last year, My Love from Another Star was picked up in by ABC while coming-of-age drama Answer Me 1997 was picked up by FOX. CBS also bought the remake rights to Good Doctor, which is being executive produced by Daniel Dae Kim.
While Hallyu fans may be skeptical about the outcome of a Hollywood remake, CAA has a great television track record, as it represents A-list actors, writers and directors for big-name shows, including 30 Rock, House, Lost and CSI. With its vast resources, CAA might just do the original series justice.
You can watch the trailer for the original Korean drama below:
Feaured image via God’s Gift – 14 Days’ Facebook page