Flower of Evil Gets Philippine Adaptation


Flower of Evil, a Korean drama produced by CJ ENM’s Studio Dragon, has been localized for Philippine audiences.

Co-produced by ABS-CBN and Viu, the Philippine version of Flower of Evil has launched internationally through Viu in 16 different countries across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. The show’s main characters, husband and wife Jacob and Iris, are played by Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe.

Flower of Evil is the first Viu original adaptation from the Philippines that will also be broadcasted on ABS-CBN linear channels at weekend prime time. The remake debuted internationally via Viu on June 23 and on June 25 will launch on A2Z channel, Kapamilya channel and Jeepney TV.

A psychological thriller, Flower of Evil tells the story of a detective wife chasing her longtime husband, who is a suspected serial killer. The show aired via tvN in 2020, with Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won playing the main roles.

Studio Dragon’s producer Sarah Chang said: “During the production of Flower of Evil, we put a lot of effort into creating the perfect balance between romance and thriller, which is a unique combination. It is very nice to see good reviews abroad and hear about the remake of Flower of Evil. I am thrilled to see how the original work will be reflected in the remake.”

Cory V. Vidanes, COO of ABS Broadcast, said: “ABS-CBN is most grateful to CJ ENM for entrusting us with the very first international adaptation of Flower of Evil. The partnership of ABS-CBN Entertainment and VIU in producing the Philippine adaptation is an opportunity for us to showcase excellent Filipino talent and storytelling to more audiences worldwide.”

Arianne Kader-Cu, country manager Viu PH, added: “Testament to our commitment to bringing the best premium Asian entertainment to our Viu-ers, we are happy to work with ABS-CBN once again to bring the Philippine adaptation of Flower of Evil to all of Viu’s 16 markets. This latest offering puts Filipino talent front and center in the way we do storytelling, supported by a powerhouse cast and a world-class production team.”

Sebastian Kim, CJ ENM’s director for international content sales, said: “CJ ENM is thrilled to extend our long partnership with ABS-CBN through the Flower of Evil remake. We look forward to seeing the new, localized-version drama bringing the story and characters closer to the Filipino audiences while keeping the fun and value of the original script.”