The My Love from the Star US remake could be one of 2017?s biggest TV series. With Hallyu fans waiting for ABC?s reboot since last year, many are already wondering who would be part of its cast.
The hit South Korean drama originally aired in 2014. Asian heartthrob Kim Soo Hyun played an alien named Do Min Joon. He fell on earth and fell in love with troubled actress Cheong So Yi, played by Jun Ji Hyun.
My Love from the Star US remake details
The K-drama?s worldwide success got the attention of international networks. This resulted to the decision of ABC to secure My Love from the Star?s US remake.
As per Hollywood Reporter, the station was supposed to release the supernatural love story back in 2015. Showrunners cited by the publication included Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain of CW?s The Vampire Diaries and Dollhouse. Original creator Park Ji Eun was also named as executive producer.
However, the New York-based TV giant unexpectedly cancelled the reboot soon after it was announced. According to their previous statement, they will shelf the project until ?after 2016.?
Based on their announced timeframe, fans are now hoping that ABC will proceed with My Love from the Star in 2017.
Complaints against US reboots
Reports about the reboot have raised concerns about My Love from the Star?s cast. ?Based on online feedback, many are worried that an American version will just ?sexualize? the beloved series.
Readers also commented on Hollywood Reporter?s previous report to warn ABC about casting and scriptwriting. They specifically raised US spinoffs of Boys Over Flowers and My Sassy Girl. According to many fans, these classic Asian titles were ruined when American producers came out with its western adaptations.
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New stars as cast?
Fans said that one way to maintain the novelty of the original My Love from the Star is to get unknown stars. Producers usually cast known names to attract their fans. However, the fact that the show already has a following from its original version already guarantees an audience.
Just recently, Hollywood Reporter also released names of US? up-and-coming stars. Based on the list, Glenn Powell stood out as a possible Do Min Joon. He previously appeared on Scream Queens, thus attracting a female fanbase. His roles in the NASA drama Hidden Figures also proves that he has enough depth to play an alien-turned-human.
In line with fans? warning to ?not sexualize? My Love from the Star?s US remake, Olivia Cooke seems fit to play Cheong So Yi. She displayed her acting chops as a cancer-stricken teen in the Sundance-acknowledged Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
The 22-year-old will also star in Steven Spielberg?s Ready Player One in 2018. As such, being a part of My Love from the Star in 2017 could give her enough publicity leading to the said movie.
All the details are based on past reports, online reviews, and speculations. As such, it is best to wait for showrunners? confirmations. Nonetheless, TheBitBag will be on the lookout for updates on My Love from the Star?s US remake.