Ji Sung, Han Ji-min’s ‘Familiar Wife’ to get Japanese remake

tvN’s 2018 romance fantasy series Familiar Wife, starring Ji Sung and Han Ji-min, is going to be remade in Japan.

The drama’s remake rights has been sold to Fuji TV, the Japanese terrestrial TV channel, by Studio Dragon, the production house that created the show.

Familiar Wife tells the story of a banker, played by Ji Sung (Doctor John), who has been married to Han Ji-min’s (One Spring Night) character for five years but leads an unhappy married life. One day, he makes a choice that results in a freak accident, and he gets transported back in time, where he meets his first love. The show follows Ji Sung’s character’s attempts at fitting into his new life and trying to get back his old life.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo‘s (2016–2017) screenwriter Yang Hee-seung and Shopaholic Louis‘s (2016) director Lee Sang-yeob spearheaded the show. During the time of its airing, Familiar Wife was popular in South Korea, averaging viewer ratings between 7% and 8%.

The remake will star popular Japanese actors Okura Tadayoshi and Hirose Alice in the lead roles. It will be adapted into Japanese by screenwriter Hashibe Atsuko, while Hijikata Masato will serve as the show’s director. It will have 11 episodes in total and will air in January next year.

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