“Silver Spoon,” a popular and award-winning Russian TV series that caught the attention of streaming giant Netflix, will be adapted into a Korean drama.
Starring Russian actors Pavel Priluchny, Karina Razumovskaya, and Denis Shvedov, “Silver Spoon” is an action thriller drama about a rich playboy who is forced to work as an apprentice cop and ends up realizing that he has a knack for police work. It premiered on Channel One Russia in 2014 and became so popular that it exceeded 40 percent in TV ratings and got renewed for three more seasons, the latest of which will premiere this year. Its first season has also a book version.
“Silver Spoon” is the first Russian TV series that was picked up by Netflix for a global release. Its first two seasons are currently available on the streaming service.
South Korea is not the first country to adapt the said series as it has already been remade in the United States, Germany, and Poland. The Korean remake of “Silver Spoon” will be produced by production company Supermoon Pictures in 2020. It will have 16 episodes.
The remake will be penned by Lee Jung-eun, the writer of KBS2 drama special The Tuna And The Dolphin. No local broadcaster yet is attached to the project.
Korean dramas that are adapted from source materials are common. In fact, at least 18 out of the 83 Korean dramas that were shown on prime time last year were based on other TV series, books, webtoons, and even films. Seven are remakes of American (Suits), British (Bad Detective, Life on Mars, and Mistress), and Japanese TV series (Matrimonial Chaos, Mother, and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes).
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