Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Japan buys High Kick Through the Roof
by | September 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

The new sitcom High Kick Through the Roof [지붕 뚫고 하이킥] hasn’t even aired yet, and already it’s been licensed for a Japanese broadcast. The production company, Green Snake Media, has sold the family sitcom to a subsidiary of Sony for a November broadcast on the So-net channel in Japan. The Korean broadcast will premiere next week.

They must be really confident in the series, based solely off the popularity of its predecessor, Unstoppable High Kick, which was a hit back in 2006 and 2007 and catapulted several young stars to fame. This is the first time that a Korean sitcom has been licensed for an overseas broadcast prior to airing, and Japan’s run will commence before the Korean run is finished. (It’s not the first time a drama series has been pre-sold, usually based on the strength of a star’s name such as Choi Ji-woo, but sitcoms with their larger episode orders are another kettle of fish.)

The High Kick spinoff (or “High Kick 2”) stars (in the older generation) veteran actors Lee Soon-jae, Kim Ja-ok, Oh Hyun-kyung, and Jung Bo-seok. Its younger generation is where most curiosity is directed, as people wonder who will be the breakout star of this round, like Jung Il-woo and Kim Bum were in the first. Those cast members include Shin Sae-kyung, Seo Shin-ae, and Hwang Jung-eum.

High Kick Through the Roof airs every weeknight (Monday through Friday) and premieres September 7.

Via DongA


4 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. BellaMafia

    Whoaaa.. nobody leaves comment on this one.. yet…. I’ll do it.

    Javabeans, thank you for your hardwork. Have a nice long weekend.

    And.. emmm….. I wish a good luck with this drama, hopefully it will have a ‘high kick through the roof’ rating… 🙂

  2. foru

    Can’t believe no one left a comment on this. May be I’m the only die hard fan of the Unstoppable High Kick? Aaaanyway, this sitcom is under KBS, if I’m not mistaken? I hope KBSWorld will air it. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully it’s as good, if not better, as it’s predecessor.

  3. ashleeeeeee

    i love high kick

  4. runLKS

    You were asking who will be the breakout star this time? Definitely its Lee Kwang Soo.. without HKTTR(High Kick Through The Roof),,,– Dong Yi, Running Man, Innocent Man, etc., would not get a chance to glimpse at Lee Kwang Soo’s real talent in comedy

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