USA Network’s SUITS is Getting a Korean Remake
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South Korea is adapting USA Network’s “Suits,” the lawyer series starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams. As announced by NBCUniversal International Formats, the rights to the show was bought by Korea’s EnterMedia Pictures Co. Ltd., making this the first international adaptation of the American series.
“This deal further cements our interest in broadening our activity in the vibrant Asian market. 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,” said Yvonne Pilkington, NBCUniversal International’s senior VP, as reported on The Hollywood Reporter.
“We are very excited for Suits and fans of the show. This will be the first-ever adaptation of this U.S. show in Korea as well as in Asia, and many U.S. scripted shows have been very popular among Korean audiences,” said David Kim from EnterMedia Contents, which will be producing the series in its Asian adaptation.
The show, which tells the story of a young man who works for a hotshot lawyer despite faking his legal credentials, is set to begin its fifth season in the United States.