K-drama fans are in for a treat as the hit drama Princess Hours is set to obtain a drama remake!
Jaedam Media, which is in charge of the management of the preferred manhwa (Korean term for comics) “Princess Hours” written by Park So-hee, revealed on March 5 that it lately signed a remake contract for Princess Hours with Group 8 (previously Eight Peaks), the very same production company that organized the claimed drama when it broadcast back in 2006.
Princess Hours (2006) main cast Tune Ji-hyo, Ju Ji-hoon, Yoon Eun-hye, as well as Kim Jeong-hoon
Starring Yoon Eun-hye (Fluttering Warning), Ju Ji-hoon (Kingdom 2), Kim Jeong-hoon ( Begin Again) as well as Track Ji-hyo (Was It Love?), the hit MBC love drama is embeded in an alternating version of modern-day Korea as an absolute monarchy as well as complies with the romance of the Crown Prince Lee Shin (Ju) and his citizen bride, Chae-kyeong (Yoon). It was preferred in Asia and also contributed to Hallyu (Korean wave).
Team 8 is a leading company in the global exportation of Oriental dramatization, which has actually produced well-liked dramas such as Sorry, I Love You (2004 ), Couple or Trouble (2006 ), Boys Over Flowers (2009 ), and ID: Gangnam Beauty (2018 ). Appropriately, the news of the remake is already increasing assumptions amongst fans.
Prior to the drama remake contract, the drama’s musical copyright was likewise signed by Group 8 and is presently being advertised, so Princess Hours is anticipated to be reborn as a major IP (intellectual property) throughout the web content sector.
Hwang Nam-yong, Chief Executive Officer of Jaedam Media, claimed, “It is necessary to continue making new projects, but we think it is also necessary to maintain the vitality and revive good projects that were already made in the past, as it is an important part of the ‘IP expansion.’ The new remake of Princess Hours will be a prime example for that.”
After being serialized for ten years starting from 2003, the manhwa enjoyed terrific appeal not just in Korea yet likewise in Japan, at some point coming to be a million-seller comics. It in the future reached many parts of the world as well as was exported to greater than 10 nations, such as Taiwan, Thailand, and also France. The collection was a hit both as a manhwa and as a drama adjustment and was in the future adapted into a spin-off collection, Prince Hours (2007 ), and also as a music play, which was additionally carried out in Japan by several participants of numerous Korean idol teams, such as Kim Kyu-jong of SS501, Kangin of Super Junior, Sungmo of SUPERNOVA, Taemin of SHINee, Kim Dong-jun of ZE: A, and also Soohyun as well as Hoon of U-KISS. Contracts for the dramatization adjustments have also been checked in China, Thailand, and also Mexico.
Even after the serialization of the manhwa was completed, spin-off stories were generated and remained to come to be prominent in Korea. Particularly, Princess Hrs is claimed to be the highlight of both Ju Ji-hoon’s and also Yoon Eun-hye’s jobs, which boosted the two to fame and developed their names as two of the largest Oriental stars of their time.