KEY POINTS

  • The drama focuses on a female surgeon who gets pulled inside a webtoon written by her father
  • While inside the webtoon, she falls in love with the protagonist of the webtoon
  • "Angel City" is the latest K-drama adaptation after the massive success of "Squid Game"

The CW is working on a U.S. adaptation of the 2016 Korean fantasy hit drama "W: Two Worlds" and is now in the process of writing the script for it.

The project, titled "Angel City," follows the story of Jules, a young surgeon "whose stable life is upended when she gets pulled into an alternate dimension where her father’s graphic novel, and its alluring heroine, have come to life," Deadline reported.

The story is being written by Jen Braeden, who previously penned the 2020 comedy-drama "Love, Victor." She is joined by “Siren” producer Heather Thomason. The upcoming series also marks the first scripted project from “The Masked Singer” executive producer Craig Plestis.

The original Korean drama dealt with the story of young female surgeon Oh Yeon-Joo, played by Han Hyo-Joo, who gets pulled inside the world of a web comic, titled "W," written by her father. In the alternate world, she meets the protagonist Kang Chul, played by Lee Jong-Suk, whom she repeatedly "saves" after her father’s decision to kill the character.

While trying to figure out how she could get herself out of the crazy scenario she is in, Yeon-Joo and Kang Chul fall in love and navigate one desperate situation after another.

"W: Two Worlds" was a certified hit in 2016 and was instrumental in making Lee one of the nation’s most sought-after actors.

Coming on the heels of the global hit "Squid Game," "Angel City" is the latest Korean adaptation drama being developed in the U.S. following ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” which was produced by Daniel Dae Kim. HBO is also working on the TV adaptation of the Korean hit movie "Parasite."

Braeden, Thomason and Plestis will be co-produce the show as executives, along with Two Shakes Entertainment’s Damon Wayans Jr. and Kameron Tarlow and Green Ribbon Entertainment’s Corinne Brinkerhoof and Tiffany Grant. Studio production will take place in CBS Studio. Additionally, MBC America will also be an executive producer of the show.

Brinkerhoof was the writer and producer of the CW drama-comedy "No Tomorrow" and CBS' "American Gothic." She also worked on the series "Jane The Virgin" and "The Good Wife."

South Korean actor Lee Jong-Suk
South Korean actor Lee Jong-Suk attends the "Celebeau" Launch Party on April 13, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Han Myung-Gu/WireImage/Getty
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