USA’s TV Series ‘Suits’ to Get a Korean Remake

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

USA Network’s hit TV series Suits is getting suited up for a South Korean remake, NBC Universal Formats announced last week.

South Korea’s EnterMedia Pictures Co. Ltd. recently bought the rights to adapt the American legal dramedy series and will be handling the show’s first international adaptation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Korean adaptation of Suits will be co-executive produced by Sebastian Dong Hun Lee and David Kim of EnterMedia, the same producers behind the U.S. adaptations of Korean dramas My Love from Another Star and Good Doctor.

Although ABC has indefinitely postponed the release of the U.S. remake of My Love from Another Star, CBS is rumored to air the American version of Good Doctor in late 2015 with an order of 26 episodes and Daniel Dae Kim as an executive director.

Suits, which follows a brilliant college dropout working as an associate for a high-profile attorney, debuted in 2011 and is now on its fifth season.

“This deal further cements our interest in broadening our activity in the vibrant Asian market,” said Yvonne Pilkington, senior vice president of formats and production at NBC Universal International. “Having recently acquired Korean non-scripted formats for international distribution [Hidden Singer and Where Are We Going, Dad?], we are excited to announce Suits Korea as our first scripted format deal in Asia.”

While there’s no guarantee that Suits Korea will be as popular as its American counterpart, it has potential as the original series is sprinkled with intense office politics, complicated romantic entanglements and plenty of comical moments—all the right ingredients for a juicy K-drama. Besides, just think of all the dashing Korean male actors dressed in swanky, tailored suits.



Featured image via USA Network

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