Popular Korean sci-fi romantic drama, 'My Love From Another Star' is up for a US remake by ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
'My Love From Another Star,' which starred popular Korean actors Kim Soo-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun, had already set viewership and live-streaming records in both Korea and China. Both actors won various awards for their roles in the drama. They also spurned a food, fashion and book craze in both countries.
"Based on the Korean format, My Love explores why a superhero has to save the world and asks why he can't save just one girl," the news outlet reports.
The 'My Love From Another Star' US remake, on the other hand, is described by ABC as an "epic supernatural love story."
The story will revolve around a world famous actress, Lark, and her anti-social neighbour, James, who is secretly an alien.
After living on Earth for seven centuries, James, jaded by the "pettiness" of humans, vows not to use his supernatural abilities to meddle in people's affairs. That is, until he gets a premonition that the infuriatingly annoying Lark will be murdered. James reluctantly gets drawn into her chaotic life. He eventually falls in love with her-right when he gets the chance to go back to his home planet.
ABC has reportedly tapped Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who worked on 'The 100,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' and '666 Park Avenue,' as executive producers and writers for the American version of the Asian drama.
The original creator of the series, Park Ji-eun will also be producing the show. She will also be joined by Moon Bomi from HB Entertainment and EnterMedia Contents, which owns the original rights of the Korean format.
The 'My Love From Another Star' US remake isn't the only one moving from one format to another, however.
CBS will reportedly be teaming up with EnterMedia Contents as well for a remake of medical drama 'Good Doctor.' NBC will also be producing a show based on the SBS variety show, 'Grandpas Over Flowers.'
TVN's 'Answer Me 1997' was also reported to be reformatted into a Glee-like drama for Fox, entitled 'Answer Me 1999.'
No word yet on the broadcast date for the 'My Love From Another Star' US remake.