JTBC announced on Monday that the popular American sitcom "Younger" will be remade in Korea following their deal with Endemol Shine International, marking their first scripted adaptation deal in Korea.
The creators of "Younger" have been credited with the immensely successful sitcom "Sex and the City". "Younger" is based on a book by Pamela Redmon Satran, revolving around the story of a recently divorced 40-year-old mother, who poses as a 26-year-old in desperate attempt to land a job in publishing.
According to a source from JTBC, the channel got interested in the series due to the strong character of the female protagonist stating that "we will produce a good remake that reflects today's society for our Korean audience".
The American sitcom "Younger" aired its first episode in 2015 and ran for five successful seasons on TV Land. It is currently producing its sixth set slated to air next year for Paramount Network. The popular sitcom features Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster.
The deal between Endemol Shine International and JTBC Content Hub marks the first scripted adaptation deal in Korea. According to sources, "Younger" will be adapted into 16 episodes by Dramahouse Korea.
On acquiring the script deal, Joonsuh Park of Dramahouse said, "We are very thrilled for this chance to recreate "Younger" for the Korean audience. Its strong characters and structure are great foundation to build and expand upon and will appeal to the local audience, as well as worldwide. The show's universality – regarding women in workplace, friendships, work ethics, and the issues of age in love – was a great source of inspiration and we hope it will add to the library of JTBC's successful dramas".
JTBC's version of "Younger" is scheduled to air in 2020.