According to Deadline, ABC has put into development an American adaptation of the Korean drama Nine: Nine Time Travels. Lost‘s Yunjin Kim will co-executive produce the project with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s ABC Studios based Fake Empire.
Kim had brought the project to Fake Empire and will be written by Derek Simonds.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a project being put into development before. Nine Time Travels is still one of the very best Korean dramas this year and it is certainly an interesting concept to adapt for American audiences. The concept would translate pretty well, but I don’t know how an American series would last more than the 20 episodes since the original wrapped up just before things started to get spread out too thin.
But I definitely think Yunjin Kim would make a great Min Young too.
Gotta point out that ABC has only put the project into development and will have to get ordered to series next Spring. But this is definitely very exciting news. There are plenty of great stories from Korea that could translate very well to American audiences. In 2010, KBS sold the rights to the first two series of the revenge trilogy Resurrection and The Devil to Kapital Entertainment, but it seems neither moved forward.
How can you even start talking about tvN’s drama Nine: Nine Time Travels? Where to even begin?
First off, maybe by echoing my sentiments in my Check-in Review. Just ten episodes in and it was clear Nine was going to be more than just a fun time-hopping ride. Merely halfway through the series and it was already shaping up to be a “a genre-bending, game changer.” It was “mind-blowing” and “thought provoking.”
I went on my Philippine vacation before the final six episodes aired with no way to watch them until I got back, thinking, “I hate to do it, but I have high expectations for the last 10 episodes. Not expectations about what’ll happen next, but expectations that the series will continue to be as or even more amazing as it has been so far.”
Still fighting off the jetlag, I excitedly sat down to watch those final episodes and now that it is all over, my opinion hasn’t changed. It’s only been reinforced, if not strengthened. Continue reading →
TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW Very minor spoilers up to episode 2.
For the spoilery, but only up to episode 10 Check-in Review, click here. Or for the completely spoilery, THIS IS HOW IT ALL ENDS Hindsight Review, click here.
Awkward title is awkward. But it’s easy to get over it after watching the first two episodes of tvN’s Nine – Nine Time Travels. It takes both first and second episodes to really get a sense of what the characters and what we might be getting ourselves into. Continue reading →