tvN to remake Japanese drama Hundred Million Stars From the Sky
On the heels of MBC, KBS, and SBS announcing new dramas in their lineup, tvN has also revealed a possible new show in its pipeline: a remake of Japanese drama Hundred Million Stars From the Sky, which originally aired on Fuji TV back in 2002 and starred Kimura Takuya (A Life).
Judging from the title, I was expecting a nice rom-com or melo, but the plot skews more towards mystery-thriller and the romantic element it does have is kind of twisted. In the original, Kimura Takuya played a mysterious sous chef, Ryo, who catches the attention of a detective (Akashiya Sanma of Hatachi no Koibito) when his girlfriend’s apparent suicide turns out to be a murder cover-up. As the detective digs more and more into his suspect, he learns about Ryo’s womanizing, his obsessive girlfriend, and how it might relate to a painful memory in the detective’s past. Things only get more complicated when the detective’s younger sister develops a relationship with Ryo, and the detective tries to save her from the possible murderer’s influence as the evidence and body count rises.
Man, that’s pretty good stuff. I’m always into a good whodunnit story, and this plot sounds like it has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. tvN hasn’t announced any directors or writers attached to the show, let alone any actors, but I’m dearly hoping that they recruit people with experience in thrillers because, in the right hands, this show could turn out amazing. The cable network has a pretty good track record with remakes, including Liar Game, The Good Wife, and The Liar and His Lover, so don’t let me down now tvN!
It’s not a done deal yet and there’s no word on when tvN expects to air the show, but the remake of Hundred Million Stars From the Sky will potentially be broadcast sometime in the latter half of 2017. Word of warning, for those of you beanies who’ve seen the original, no spoilers!! Or I will go all rabid dog on you and bite.