ABS-CBN Entertainment and regional streamer Viu are teaming up on a Philippine remake of CJ ENM’s hit romcom series What’s wrong with Secretary Kim.
Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino will lead the remake’s cast, taking on the lead roles of Secretary Kim and Mr. Vice President, originally played by Park Min-young and Park Seo-joon in the CJ ENM series.
Dreamscape Entertainment is producing the show, which begins production today. The story revolves around a handsome, narcissistic vice president of a large company whose world turns upside down when his highly competent secretary of many years announces her resignation. He then does everything he can to keep her by her side.
Based on a popular webtoon, CJ ENM’s What’s wrong with Secretary Kim topped Korean ratings when it aired in 2018 and also gained widespread popularity across the world.
The program marks the third adaptation of a high-profile international format between Viu and ABS-CBN, one of the Philippines’ leading studios, following The broken marriage vow It is Flower of Evil.
ABS-CBN and Viu also recently partnered with the Philippines’ GMA Network for recently concluded series Do not break My Heartwhich became the most watched series in the Philippines on Viu.
“We extend our sincere thanks to Viu for once again placing their trust in ABS-CBN as we embark on yet another exciting partnership. We are excited to bring the Philippine adaptation of a popular K-Drama series to our viewers as we also showcase Filipino talent around the world,” said Cory Vidanes, COO of broadcasting at ABS-CBN.
Marianne Lee, Head of Content Acquisition and Development at Viu, said: “Delivering content that resonates with our markets is fundamental to what we do here at Viu. We are excited to once again work with our trusted partner ABS-CBN Entertainment, with Dreamscape at the helm of production to deliver this title to our Viu-ers in the Philippines and across the region. As our third joint collaboration, we look forward to its success not only in the Philippines but in all of our markets.”