America's ABC to remake K-drama My Love From The Star

Television still: My Love From The Star starring Gianna Jun. -- PHOTO: ONE
Television still: My Love From The Star starring Gianna Jun. -- PHOTO: ONE

Seoul - Who do you see playing the virginal, superheroic alien professor in an American adaptation of the mega-hit K-drama My Love From The Star?

Start placing your bets now, because South Korean producer Moon Bo Mi has confirmed that American network ABC is remaking the show, said Yonhap News Agency today.

"We've been prepared for the US remake of the drama since February, and we're thankful for getting this opportunity," she said in a press release.

She said that her company, HB Entertainment, has accepted a pilot order from ABC for the remake and is fine-tuning terms of a contract with Sony Pictures Television, the producer of the American version.

ABC's version has been described as an "epic supernatural love story about a world-famous pop star, Lark, and her anti-social neighbour, James, who happens to be from another planet", said The Hollywood Reporter. "Based on the Korean format, My Love explores why a superhero has to save the world and asks why he can't save just one girl."

Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who wrote The Vampire Diaries, will work on ABC's adaptation while Moon and Park Ji Eun, the creators of the original show, will be on board as executive producers, said Yonhap.

Korean shows such as the medical drama Good Doctor and the reality show Grandpas Over Flowers are also being developed for American TV, said the agency.