A Russian TV series will be remade into a Korean drama for the very first time!
On June 18, Star News reported that “Silver Spoon,” which aired on Russia’s largest major network Channel 1 and surpassed 40 percent in viewership ratings, will be getting remade into a Korean drama. The original series has aired its third season so far, and the fourth season will be premiering soon.
“Silver Spoon” is a popular cop drama that follows the process of an immature young man named Igor becoming an intelligent police officer. It was previously remade in the United States, Germany, and Poland and was the first Russian TV series to be globally released on Netflix. The first season was also published as a book.
In 2015, “Silver Spoon” was given the Best Television Mini Series, Best Cinematographer, and Best Film Editing awards by the APKIT Awards. It also won Best Russian TV Drama of the Year at the 2015 Russian National Movie Awards, and actor Pavel Priluchnyy (playing Igor) was awarded the Best Russian Hero of the Year.
The Korean remake of “Silver Spoon” is planned for 16 episodes and will tell the story of an immature only son from a rich family who discovers his innate abilities while working at the police station.
It will be penned by writer Lee Jung Eun of “The Tuna and the Dolphin” and “Hanging Man” (literal title), with the goal of being produced next year. The network is undecided at this time.
Supermoon Pictures CEO Shin In Soo said, “I was mesmerized by the beauty of Russian dramas’ visual style through ‘Silver Spoon.’ I decided to remake it because I think the story and character could also be told in Korea.”
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