BBC Studios’ ‘Criminal Justice’ to Get Korean Adaptation

BBC Studios’ crime collection “Criminal Justice” is to be tailored for native consumption in South Korea. The transfer follows an settlement between BBC and producer Studio M. A neighborhood broadcaster has not been revealed.

The Korean model might be directed by Myoung Woo Lee (Backstreet Rookie) and written by Soon Kyu Kwon (Warrior Baek Dong Soo).Top Korean actors Soo Hyun Kim(It’s Okay To Not Be Okay)and Seoung Won Cha(A Korean Odyssey)will star within the drama collection. The model might be co-produced with Studio M, Chorokbaem media and Gold Medalist.

The authentic”Criminal Justice”collection, created by Peter Moffat, facilities round a younger man’s ordeal towards the justice system after he’s accused of a homicide he can not bear in mind committing. It loved vital success within the U.Ok. market — the place it picked up two BAFTA Television Awards in 2008 for greatest drama serial and greatest author, in addition to an International Emmy for Ben Whishaw as greatest actor in 2009 – earlier than changing into a prime scripted format.

A versionwas produced for the U.S. market in 2016 because the HBO miniseries”The Night Of,” starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed.In India, Pankaj Tripathi heads the cast of”Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors.”The show is now among the many prime 5 dramas of the 12 months throughout all platforms in India in 2020 and premiered on Disney Plus Hotstar on Dec. 24, 2020. A French adaptation can also be at present in manufacturing for TF1.

The adaptation factors to a rising development of western TV exhibits being tailored in Korea. Previously Korean broadcasters favored locally-generated drama and diversifications for Japanese content material. Last 12 months there was appreciable success for “The World of the Married,” primarily based on one other BBC show “Doctor Foster.” Netflix additionally at present has a remake in hand of its Spanish-language crime collection “Money Heist” (aka “La Casa de Papel”).

“The twin tales of crime and punishment which might be explored in ‘Criminal Justice’ stay common and, at its coronary heart, carry to life the check of 1 individual’s humanity inside a system they can not absolutely perceive,” mentioned Andre Renaud, senior VP of world format gross sales at BBC Studios.

Jino Yoo, president of Studio M, mentioned: “BBC Studios codecs have confirmed that they are often efficiently tailored for the South Korean market and we imagine that’Criminal Justice’is the following huge hit. It’s a gripping drama, with twists and turns that may hold audiences on the sting of their seats.”



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