“Suits,” which is currently on its seventh season, is going to have a South Korean remake. This is the first time that the USA Network legal drama series will be remade in another country.
With KBS-affiliated production company Monster Union in charge of production, the Korean version of “Suits” will be written by Kim Jung Min and directed by Kim Jin Woo, Sports Dong-A has learned. It will star Jang Dong Gun and Park Hyung Sik.
Jang will play a legendary lawyer named Choi Kyung Seo, who works at the best law firm in South Korea. The character is an equivalent of the original version’s Harvey Specter played by Gabriel Macht.
Personally selected by Choi, Park’s character Go Yeon Woo will join the law firm. Go is the counterpart of the original version’s Mike Ross played by Patrick J. Adams.
The last time Jang starred on the small screen was in 2012 when he played Kim Do Jin on the SBS series “A Gentleman’s Dignity.” On the other hand, Park’s most recent TV role was Ahn Min Hyuk on the JTBC series “Strong Woman Do Bong-soon.”
Fans of K-dramas can expect the South Korean remake of “Suits” to air on KBS2 in 2018. There are still no details about Jang and Park’s co-stars on the upcoming KBS2 series.
Meanwhile, Macht was recently asked by Entertainment Tonight what he was looking forward to exploring in the back half of “Suits” Season 7 for Harvey and Mike. The actor said he was always into “the quick repartee and the teasing each other and, at times, the growing up and fulfilling one’s duty and standing up to each other.”
Joining Macht and Adams in the main cast of “Suits” Season 7 are Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres. Among the actors playing recurring roles are Wendell Pierce, Al Sapienza, Jay Harrington, Paul Schulze, Peter Cambor, Christina Cole and Aloma Wright.