Korea’s ‘My Fellow Citizens!’ gets American remake titled ‘The Company You Keep’ starring Milo Ventimiglia
- Milo Ventimiglia and Catherine Haena Kim are set to star in “The Company You Keep,” an American adaptation of the 2019 Korean spy drama “My Fellow Citizens!”
- The original KBS drama starred Choi Si-won of the K-pop group Super Junior, along with Lee Yoo-young (Dr. Brain) and Kim Minjung (Mr. Sunshine).
- Ventimiglia will take on the role of Charlie, a con-man who unknowingly endangers his line of work after a night of passion turns to romance with undercover CIA officer Emma (Kim).
The 2019 Korean spy drama “My Fellow Citizens!” is getting an American adaptation titled “The Company You Keep,” starring Milo Ventimiglia and Catherine Haena Kim.
ABC had originally ordered “The Company You Keep” to pilot before picking it up for a full season, reported Variety. It’s now slated to release midseason on ABC in 2023.
- ABC News misidentified New York City community activist Grace Lee as the late Michelle Go in a primetime program.
- Grace spoke to ABC News during a segment on the vigil for Christina Yuna Lee, who was fatally stabbed barely a month after Go was killed.
- After catching the error on TV, Grace took to Twitter to call out ABC News, saying their mistake “further invisibilizes Asian women.”
- On Tuesday, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), a nonprofit organization, announced that ABC News had apologized for their mistake.
ABC News has reportedly apologized for misidentifying a community activist in New York City as Michelle Go, the 40-year-old woman who was shoved into the path of an oncoming subway train.
The error appeared during a segment on the recent vigil for Christina Yuna Lee, which aired on “News Live Prime” with Linsey Davis on Feb. 14. Christina, 35, was fatally stabbed in her Chinatown apartment the day before.
K-pop stans are furious after ABC7 included the wrong boy group in its coverage of BTS for the American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday.
The still: In a short clip posted to TikTok, user @nicole_tiktoks pointed out the blunder and called it racist.
ABC has reportedly entered early development stages for its planned “Fresh Off The Boat” spin-off, sources close to the matter have revealed.
ABC’s entertainment president Karey Burke has yet to talk to Constance Wu since her controversial series of tweets in May expressing apparent unhappiness that “Fresh Off The Boat” is getting renewed for another season.
Wu, who stars in the hit show as matriarch Jessica Huang, tweeted that she was “so upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. Fuck,” along with several other cryptic tweets.
ABC has no plans of recasting Constance Wu on “Fresh Off the Boat” following a social media uproar the 37-year-old actor had set last week.
Just after the announcement of the show’s sixth season, Wu posted a pair of mysterious tweets, with one saying “F***ing hell.”
South Korean girl group BLACKPINK performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, and the video, which has amassed half a million views on YouTube in a day, features an embarrassing error on the part of the closed captioning department.
It’s not uncommon for English subtitles to feature language identifiers without translating the language spoken. But throughout BLACKPINK’s performance of their song “Ddu-du Ddu-du” the video’s closed captioning continuously displays text reading “[SINGING IN JAPANESE]” even though the group is very obviously from South Korea.
ABC is developing a legal drama which is set to star an Asian male lead, according to a Deadline exclusive.
The drama, set to be titled “Exhibit A,” will be produced by Daniel Dae Kim. The show is being developed for ABC alongside his 3AD production company, including Rina Brannen, a former UTA agent who is now head of development at 3AD.
Writer and producer Jessica Gao of the “Rick and Morty” fame is set to create the new Asian-centric series for ABC.
Gao, who recently won the “Best Animated Program” Emmy for writing the “Pickle Rick” episode of the popular Adult Swim show, brilliantly pitched her new project as “Lazy Rich Asians.”
Earlier this week, comedian Roseanne Barr drew backlash for her racist tweet about a former senior advisor to President Obama.
Soon after, ABC executives cancelled her reboot of “Roseanne,” calling her comment on Twitter “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”
In early April, Randall Park released a Facebook video making a desperate plea to fans to save “Fresh Off The Boat” from being cancelled by ABC. Park, who plays Louis Huang, the father of Eddie Huang on the show, included a survey conducted by USA Today, which listed 30 TV shows, including “Fresh Off the Boat,” that were in danger of being cancelled.
Although the show was a big hit when it was released in 2015, ratings have significantly dropped recently, losing roughly 13% of it’s audience from the 18 – 49 demographic in the latest season.
A beloved classic television series is reportedly getting a remake with a refreshing new twist.
According to TheWrap, ABC is set to do a reimagining of the 80s show “The Greatest American Hero”, replacing the White male lead with a female Indian-American character this time around.