The superhit 2020 JTBC drama “Itaewon Class” is officially getting a Japanese remake with some of the best Japanese actors. The original version starred Park Seo Joon and Kim ad Mi in the leading roles, and the drama went to become the year’s best due to its gripping storyline and cast. JTBC confirmed that it would be working with Kakao Entertainment, Kross Pictures, and a mega Japanese Broadcasting company to produce the Japanese remake.
Based on the webtoon of the same name, Itaewon Class showcased the lives of a group of young people who would work together to challenge the higher and unjust class. Itaewon Class brought JTBC its personal best viewership rating of 18.3% for the finale. Hence, it was recorded as the second-highest-rated finale in the history of JTBC.
JTBC’s Itaewon Class to Get A Japanese Remake
Recently, JTBC confirmed the official Japanese remake of its hit drama “Itaewon Class.” It would personally work with Kakao Entertainment and Kross Pictures and a Japanese broadcast station for the production.
The Japanese remake will have 13-episodes. Moreover, a lineup of the best Japanese actors is designed for the remake. Also, the revamped version is slated to air this summer.
The drama became a hit in South Korea and other parts of Asia, including Japan. After gaining popularity in the anime land, a digital Japanese comic company- Picomma- released a drama, “Roppongi Class,” and it became number 1 on Japan’s Netflix Charts. Hence, it is another factor behind Itaewon Class’ Japanese remake.
The drama starred Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Kwon Nara, Ahn Bo Hyun, Lee Joo Young, and more. Besides the top-notch acting and incredible plot, Itaewon Class’ OST was loved by the fans. BTS’ V sang “Sweet Night,” which went on to become the most popular OST of 2020. Moreover, Start Over by Gaho was another powerful song from the drama. Furthermore, it earned the award of “Best Drama Series” at the 25th Asian Television Awards.
Previously, JTBC confirmed the Indian remake of its popular drama, “Something In The Rain.”
In the meantime, you can watch Itaewon Class here on Netflix.