K-drama ‘Itaewon Class’ is getting a Japanese remake!

korean drama Itaewon-class will soon receive a Japanese remake. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

the Itaewon-class remake will be co-produced by Kakao Entertainment, Kross Pictures with a major local Japanese broadcast station. The announcements were made on March 24, 2022, and the 13-episode series is set to premiere this summer.

(Main and feature image credit: Itaewon Class/Netflix)

What we know about the Japanese remake of Itaewon-class

Although a specific release date and other casting details are not yet available, the Korean entertainment portal Soompi reports that top Japanese stars have been cast in key roles. Some media are also suggesting that Japanese actor Takeuchi Ryoma should play the lead role.

Initially, it was released as a webtoon by Piccoma, a Japanese digital comic platform, titled Ropppongi-class when the Korean series was gaining popularity. Soon Itaewon-class landed the number one spot on the Netflix charts in Japan and also garnered JTBC’s largest domestic viewership.

About Korean Series

The 16-part original series stars Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi in the lead roles. The Korean series was based on the webtoon of the same name by Kakao Entertainment and follows the journey of a group of young people who struggle daily to fight against an unjust world.

The series revolves around ex-convict Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon), whose life is changed after he is expelled from school for punching a bully and wealthy heir named Jang Geun-won ( Ahn Bo-hyun). After his father’s death, Park opens a restaurant on popular Itaewon Street, going directly against the established food business of the powerful Jang family.

The series received a lot of appreciation for its amazing acting and even won Best Drama Series at the 25th Asian Television Awards, 2021.

Other JTBC Drama Remakes

Recently, JTBC made headlines by announcing an Indian remake of the hit 2018 drama. Pretty Noona buying me foodalso known as something in the rain. India’s leading digital entertainment company Pocket Aces is doing the remake.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.

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