'Itaewon Class' to be adapted into Japanese series

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'Itaewon Class' to be adapted into Japanese series

The poster for JTBC drama series ″Itaewon Class″ [JTBC]

The poster for JTBC drama series ″Itaewon Class″ [JTBC]

 
The popular JTBC television series “Itaewon Class” (2020) will be remade into a Japanese series.
 
JTBC Studio confirmed Thursday that the decision was finalized with a Japanese broadcaster and Kakao Entertainment.
 
Adapted from a Kakao Webtoon with the same title, the series revolves around two protagonists Park Saeroyi (played by Park Seo-jun) and Jo Yi-seo (played by Kim Da-mi) and their attempts to successfully launch a restaurant in Itaewon, central Seoul.
 
The original webtoon has accumulated over 400 million views, while the television series ranked No. 3 among the viewership ratings of all JTBC dramas. The series was also the highest rated television series based on a webtoon with the highest viewership rate recording over 16 percent. The series also proved to be a hit in other Asian countries such as Japan, ranking No. 1 in Netflix Japan’s Top 10 chart.
 
The Japanese series, tentatively titled “Roppongi Class,” will comprise of 13 episodes and is scheduled to air in Japan this summer. 
 

BY LEE JAE-LIM [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]
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