‘God’s Gift: 14 Days’ US remake to air on ABC without pilot episodeBy / 2017.02.09
Remake of the SBS drama "God's Gift: 14 Days" is airing in the US! The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has ordered 10 episodes of the drama.
On Feb. 8, a source from the SBS revealed that ABC's remake, titled "Somewhere Between," will be airing 10 episodes of the drama throughout the United States sometime in June. It is said that ABC ordered the 10 episodes without pilot testing the drama, giving a high expectation for the upcoming remake.
ABC's President who made the decision expressed, "The plot of 'God's Gift: 14 Days' is so specific and exciting enough that a dubbed version of the drama could be broadcast in the United States," Soompi cited. Generally, major U.S broadcasting networks will start the script writing after selecting the ideas from a pool of 200 to 300 topics.
American star Paula Patton was cast as the female lead for the remake, while casting for the male lead is still ongoing. The show will start its production in Vancouver, Canada sometime in March.
Reports reveal that the remake will be produced by Canadian production company, Thunderbird Entertainment. It was also revealed that the show is for summer 2017 after the network refused to renew the "Mistresses."
"God's Gift: 14 Days" aired in March 2014 on SBS for 16 episodes. The drama stars Korean actors Lee Bo Young, Jo Seung Woo, Kim Tae Woo, Jung Gyu Woon, and Kim Yoo Bin.
The drama tells the story of a mother who travels through time to save her beloved daughter. "God's Gift: 14 Days" wrapped up with a viewership rating of 9.0 percent, as per Nielsen Korea.
Aside from its US remake, in October 2014, the SBS drama also aired on PPTV network in Thailand and was dubbed as "Sibsee Wan Sawan Kamnod." The drama also garnered various awards in South Korea.
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