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South Korean Remake for Undercover


BBC Studios has struck a deal for the political drama Undercover to be remade by Story TV for the JTBC channel in South Korea.

This marks the first global format sale for Undercover and the third drama format collaboration between BBC Studios and JTBC channel. The original version of Undercover is written by Peter Moffat and follows the story of Maya, a spirited and passionate barrister at the very top of her profession.

BBC Studios, senior VP of global format sales, Andre Renaud, said: “I am thrilled that we are working with Story TV and JTBC studios to make Undercover our next local drama adaptation in South Korea. Stories that explore strong female characters have been in demand, notably with the recent success of JTBC’s local version of Doctor Foster, The World of the Married, and our recent announcement of JTBC’s commission of The Split. It follows that Undercover is next in line for Korean localization, and Story TV and JTBC studios have great production talent lined up both on and behind the screen to help bring this story to life.”

Hyoung chul Kim, executive producer at JTBC Studios, and Jung Mi Kim, executive director at Story TV, said: “We are happy to be working with BBC Studios, to bring a top British drama to the local market on JTBC channel. We are working with great cast, writers, producers to rebuild the series with a local favorite, and we think that Undercover will resonate greatly with South Korean audiences.”

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Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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