Multi-territory Asian streaming platform Viu is to ship a Thai model of hit drama collection “Reborn Wealthy.”
The 16-episode Korean drama was produced by Korea’s JTBC Studios and Viu, aired on JTBC in Korea between November and December 2022 and was branded as a Viu Unique within the 16-territoires by which it operates.
Its story sees a long-term worker of a giant family-run conglomerate falsely accused of embezzlement. After he’s shot on an abroad enterprise journey, he finds himself within the physique of the household’s grandson and decides to make use of his new id as a method by which to take revenge on the household and the company.
Starring Track Joong-ki, “Reborn Wealthy” was one of many top-ranking dramas of all time on JTBC and on Viu.
Viu introduced information of the Thai remake at an upfront occasion in Bangkok on Thursday night. However it disclosed no data – manufacturing firm, director or showrunner or forged – past an anticipated premiere date in 2024.
In Bangkok, the corporate unwrapped Thai titles together with “Shadow,” “Shut Pal: Soju Bomb,” “The Outing” and the beforehand introduced “Get Wealthy,” a 16-episode, school-set drama set to add on Could 2. The Thai slate covers a spread of genres, from romantic to thriller drama, “according to the buyer demand noticed out there.”
“Shadow” is a darkish fantasy drama about disturbing desires that can be obtainable in July. “Shut Pal: Soju Bomb” is a 6-episode drama about 5 associates who need to grow to be Korean-style idols. Importing in November, “The Outing” is a drama in regards to the difficult love lives of three households which might be revealed after they take a works outing.
Earlier this month on the FilMart rights market, Viu repeated its plan to ship 25 originals within the present 12 months. Thai drama “Love Me Once more,” which is already airing, is among the many 25.
“Showcasing our native Viu Unique titles throughout the native markets is essential for us as we proceed to develop content material that works regionally and regionally. Having the forged and crew current offers us the distinctive alternative to showcase the expertise behind the upcoming content material we’re producing,” stated Derek Wong, head of Viu Originals, in Southeast Asia and Center East & Africa.