November 29, 2022

Actors Jang Dong-gun (L) and Park Hyung-sik attend a press occasion for “Fits” in Seoul on April 23, 2018. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) — The highly-anticipated Korean adaptation of American authorized drama “Fits” is about to premiere Wednesday. On the identical day, the favored sequence will broadcast its season 7 finale within the U.S.

Premiered in June 2011 on the cable community USA, the U.S. sequence is being remade abroad for the primary time in Korea. Its second introduced redo is the Arabic adaptation.

Park Sung-hye, CEO of the Seoul-based manufacturing firm Monster Union, stated throughout a press occasion in Seoul on Monday that the corporate had been planning for a number of years to supply the remake.

She added that the corporate has been extremely fortunate to solid two actors — Jang Dong-gun and Park Hyung-sik — who will play an unlikely authorized ensemble within the critically acclaimed New York-based authorized drama.

Jang will play Choi Kang-seok, the Korean model of Harvey Specter, the legendary, charismatic hotshot lawyer who works on the nation’s high legislation agency. Park will take the function of Choi’s accomplice, Koh Yeon-woo, the Korean Mike Ross, who’s employed by Choi as his private affiliate for his photographic reminiscence and excessive intelligence though he has no license to observe legislation.

Actor Jang, 46, is returning to the small display after he final appeared within the 20-episode “A Gentleman’s Dignity” on SBS in 2012.

After showing in a sequence of darkish crime thrillers, together with “Seven Years of Night time” and “V.I.P.,” in recent times, the actor stated he needed to be in a “extra upbeat and shiny” drama or movie.

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“I made a decision to affix the drama with out watching the unique sequence. Then I watched the present and located it very attention-grabbing and interesting,” he stated. “I finished watching halfway by the primary season as a result of I used to be afraid of unwittingly copying the character.”

Emphasizing the significance of the drama’s localization to attraction to the native viewers, he stated, “There are pure modifications within the characters and revisions to mirror Korean legislation and authorized conditions.”

The idol-turned-actor Park, a member of boy group ZE:A, expressed anticipation to work along with senior actor Jang and stated he would do his greatest to show bromance, an important aspect to depict how the authorized duo works intently collectively to shut circumstances.

The attraction and energy of characters will play an important function in making the present profitable, stated producer Kim Jin-woo.

“Characters play a vital function in storytelling, so it’s actually essential for me to make the characters relatable. All of the episodes are created in the best way that they assist and clarify the characters,” he stated.

Whereas acknowledging the strain to remake the extremely profitable American present, he stated the Korean model would have advantage in its personal distinctive approach.

“We don’t wish to copy however to interpret (the unique) in our personal approach,” he stated, including he tried to strike a stability between maintaining to the unique storyline and making an attempt to instill Korean shade and originality into the difference.

The 16-episode drama will go on air at 10 p.m. on KBS 2TV Wednesday.

A poster for "Suit" in this image provided by KBS 2TV. (Yonhap)

A poster for “Swimsuit” on this picture offered by KBS 2TV. (Yonhap)