by JAMES S. KIM
NBC isn’t a stranger to unscripted celebrity-infused reality shows, but for the first time, the peacock network is adapting a South Korean show, Grandpas Over Flowers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the duo behind Smash and Sound of Music Live!, will helm the series, which will be called Better Late Than Never.
Grandpas Over Flowers, now in its second season in Korea under CJ E&M, follows four veteran South Korean actors known as national “grandfathers” as they backpack across Southeast Asia. The U.S. version will make this the first Korean variety show to be adapted by a national broadcast network in North America.
Since debuting in 2013, the series has been hugely popular–there’s something endearing about watching the antics of these older gentlemen as they sometimes crankily make their way around. The original series has spawned spin-offs, Sisters Over Flowers and Friends Over Flowers, both produced by CJ E&M.
NBC hasn’t announced which celebrities will participate or released any details on what the “adventure” will be. The Hollywood Reporter said that if Better Late Than Never gets a suitable cast to join on, it will immediately go straight to series.
You can watch the international trailer for Grandpas Over Flowers below.