Ukraine’s STB TV channel has scored the rights to adapt Nippon TV’s Mother, which has already been remade in Korea and Turkey.
STB will remake the Japanese drama in Ukrainian or Russian. The pact marks the first Japanese scripted-format deal in the territory. Mother has already been reversioned in Korea by CJ E&M for tvN and in Turkey by MF YAPIM and MEDYAPIM for Star TV.
“We are extremely honored to have Mother created yet again by another prominent drama-producing country such as Ukraine,” said Atsushi Hatayama, the president of international business development for Nippon TV. “STB has produced countless format adaptations that have been highly appreciated not only in Ukraine but also CEE countries.”
Ekaterina Shevelyuk, head of programming for STB, remarked, “The TV series Mother has original ideas with unique hooks that resonate across society unconditional of mentality or language. Mother is a proven successful concept by Nippon TV which has had a huge impact on viewers within Japan. STB is happy to build its adaptation upon the original concepts with a fresh and creative approach yet still maintaining all of the elements that would make audiences of Ukraine fall in love with the series.”