It seems that Daniel Dae Kim is a fan of Korean dramas. Well, at least one in particular. The Hawaii Five-0 star has partnered with CBS to produce an adaptation of the hit South Korean medical drama Good Doctor.
Daniel Dae Kim To Produce Adaptation Of Korean Medical Drama 'Good Doctor' For CBS
According to Deadline, the show is about a brilliant doctor Aspergers who uses his special gift for solving complex cases at a Boston teaching hospital. The project, written by Adele Lim, is part of the development deal DDK's production company 3AD struck with CBS Television Studios last year.
The project stems from the first-look deal Kim inked with CBS TV Studios last fall for his then-newly launched company 3AD. Lim, who recently served as co-showrunner on CW's Star-Crossed and has worked on Private Practice, One Tree Hill and Reign, will work on the project as part of her overall deal at CBS TV Studios. She and Kim executive produce, with 3AD producing in partnership with EnterMedia Contents, a US-based company for adapting formats in the US and South Korea founded by Sebastian Lee and David Kim.
For some reason I like to imagine Daniel Dae Kim totally hooked on Korean dramas, obsessively sneaking views on his iPad in between takes while shooting Hawaii Five-0.
Here's a trailer for the original series:
If you're interested in seeing what it's all about, the entire 20-episode run of Good Doctor is currently available for online viewing on DramaFever. But watch out -- you might get hooked!