Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo’s Kdrama “W: Two Worlds” has confirmed a new title for its US remake version.
Kdrama’ W: Two Worlds’ Starring Lee Jong Suk & Han Hyo Joo to Have New Title in US Remake Version
According to the US entertainment media Deadline, MBC has signed a contract with CBS Studios for the rights to remake a Korean drama titled “W,” also known as “W:Two Worlds.”
CBS Studios is a production company known for popular series like “The Vampires Diaries” and “Gossip Girl.” Moreover, Kameron Tarlow, Damon Wayans Jr, Corinne Brinkerhoff from “Jane the Virgin,” and Tiffany Grant will be the executive producers.
The upcoming adaptation drama of Kdrama “W: Two Worlds” will be titled “Angel City” and penned by writer Heather Thomason, who wrote “Siren and Motherland: Fort Salem,” and Jen Braeden scripted “Love, Victor” series. They will team up with Craig Plestis, the executive producer of “The Masked Singer,” a popular variety show.
“W: Two Worlds” is a rom-com drama with thriller and fantasy genres adapted from a Webtoon with the same title. Many viewers are captivated by the great ideas of a Webtoon coming to life. In addition, the drama starring Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo had successfully hit the highest viewership rating of 13.8% (Nielsen Korea) during its airing.
Kdrama “W: Two Worlds” Gets New Title “Angel City” in US Remake Version
‘W’ follows the story of cardiothoracic surgeon Oh Yeon Joo, a Webtoon writer’s daughter. She suddenly pulled into an unfinished Webtoon created by her father, who mysteriously goes missing while writing the final chapter of his cartoon, “W.” She then meets the main character of the Webtoon covered in blood. Later she finds out she can only leave and re-enter the Webtoon depending on the main character.
Check out the teaser below.
Although the upcoming adaptation will have a new title, both series will have similar stories. Yet, the characters will have different names.
Citing from Deadline, the US remake version, “Angel City is 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.”
Other Kdrama Remade in US Version
Earlier, Kdrama “The Good Doctor,” which aired in 2013, was adapted into an American version with the same title in 2017. The adaptation gained high recognition in the States.
So Kdrama fans, are you excited to see the remake of “W: Two Worlds” in the US version? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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