Japanese remake of ‘Misaeng’ to air in July
Jessica Kim, April 28, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Cable channel tvN’s 2014 landmark drama, “Misaeng,“ which is considered to have set the trend for successful cable dramas, will be remade in Japanese and aired via Fuji Television Network in July. The title of the drama will be redubbed to “Hope” to appeal to the Japanese audience. According to Japanese media outlets, the time slot of the drama is expected to be Sundays at 9 p.m.
Japanese actor and member of boy band Hey! Say! JUMP’s 22-year-old Yuto Nakajima will cover the role of Jang Geu-rae--the struggling, yet positive-minded protagonist from the original drama, played by singer-actor Yim Si-wan.
Nakajima visited South Korea last year to attend 20th Busan International Film Festival for his starring role in Japanese film, “Pink and Gray.”
The production for the drama is to start in May. “Hope” featuring Yuto Nakajima will air on Japanese satellite network Fuji Television in July.