Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi’s drama “Itaewon Class” may have an English remake… U.S advancement is being discussed
The syndrome caused by the drama “Itaewon Class”, starring Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi, is expected to continue.
According to a broadcast official on April 16th, JTBC’s drama “Itaewon Class” (written by Jo Kwang-jin/ directed by Kim Sung-yoon and Kang Min-gu) is being discussed for entering the U.S market.
Based on the original webtoon of the same name, “Itaewon Class” tells about people who pursue freedom with their own values in the busy town of Itaewon. As a flagship IP of Kakao Entertainment, it was produced as a JTBC drama in 2020 and gained huge attention. Small details such as Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon)’s hairstyle and Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi)’s fashion style were so well-loved not only in Korea but also in foreign countries. In particular, it ranked No.1 on Netflix Japan and received lots of demands for a remake version in Japan.
Accordingly, “Itaewon Class” has been confirmed to be remade in Japan under the title “Roppongi Class (working title)”. “Roppongi Class” is being produced with the collaboration of Kakao Entertainment’s subsidiaries, Kross Pictures and SLL (formerly JTBC Studio), and they are working hard on the casting stage. Since it is scheduled to be broadcast this summer, expectations for the newly created “Roppongi Class” are also rising.
After the success of “Itaewon Class”, the male lead actor Park Seo-joon has begun his full-fledged global activities after confirming his appearance in “The Marvels”, the second movie of “Captain Marvel”. He had an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian and mentioned his mega-hit drama “Itaewon Class”. Park Seo-joon expressed his great confidence and pride in the work. Following “Itaewon Class”, Kim Da-mi continued to star in SBS’s drama “Our Beloved Summer”, making two hits in a row.
Attention is focusing on whether “Itaewon Class”, which features Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi with solid stories and excellent directing, will prove its power as a Korean content that goes beyond Japan to the U.S.