GoQuest Media Ventures has licensed the Korean drama series Ruby Ring to the Indonesian free-to-air network ANTV for a remake.
The local version, entitled Bawang Putih Berkulit Merah, is produced by Verona Pictures and cinema production house ANTV Pictures, a subsidiary of Visi Media Asia. The show has an initial commission of 95 40-minute episodes.
Ruby Ring is the story of two sisters, Anna and Yana, whose lives change drastically by events that alter their destiny, putting them at a vital crossroads of their lives in conflict with each other for the perfect life.
Gunawan Goony, acquisition and distribution senior manager at ANTV, said: “We have had more than five years of partnership with GoQuest and are glad to collaborate again on this entertaining scripted series. Doing a format adaptation is not easy as we have to do several adjustments to make it work for our audiences. Their vast catalog of stories and the understanding of our requirements helped us find a good and unique story for ANTV. We are really happy with this collaboration and look forward to working on more such projects soon.”
Jimmy George, VP of sales and acquisitions at GoQuest Media, added, “We are extremely excited to have secured our first remake deal with ANTV. This is a big step in the right direction for GoQuest especially as it is in line with our strategy for the year, where we aim to focus our efforts towards scripted formats. This latest pickup shows that Ruby Ring continues to resonate internationally even after its first success in 2013.”