Broadcasting and format rights for Korean dramas have previously been sold in Asian territories, but Nine: Nine Time Travels is the first drama ever to be remade in the United States. Fake Empire Entertainment, a major production company with hit dramas including Gossip Girl, The O.C and The Carrie Diaries, will be producing this programme.
Pilot programme production is expected to take place in early 2014, and actress Yunjin Kim serves as Executive Producer for the U.S. remake.
Yunjin Kim, a Korean actress who had much success in Hollywood, introduced Korean content to U.S. studios, and went to the U.S. in May as the executive producer of the format programme Nine.
As the executive producer for the remake version of Nine, Yunjin stated, “As a big fan of Nine and someone who has much affections for K-Dramas, I am very happy to hear that the format rights of Nine was sold in the United States. I hope to see great results from this programme. Currently, there are also other K-Dramas under review for a remake in the United States as well..”
The writer of Nine, Jaejung Song stated, “I am very glad to hear that Nine became the first Korean drama ever to be remade in the United States. I hope that the remake version would be more entertaining, and that the audiences would be fascinated by the oriental ways of time slip.”