The successful legal drama series Extraordinary Attorney Woo on ENA is apparently in negotiations for a remake in the United States.
The plot focuses around intelligent rookie attorney Woo Young-woo, played by Park Eun-bin, who is autistic. Each episode focuses on a specific case and the people she meets while working at the prestigious law firm Hanbada. She solves each case in her own distinctive manner, shattering the stereotypes of those who criticize her.
According to a source close to the series’ production business, they are assessing a proposition for the series to be adapted to an American version, reported Korea JoongAng Daily.
“We have received a proposal for a remake from the United States, and the production company is currently reviewing the offer.”
The drama recently achieved a tenfold spike in viewership ratings within five episodes, earning a high score of 9.138 percent. The series is also gaining popularity around the world. It topped Netflix’s weekly Global Top 10 ranking after being viewed over 23.95 million hours in the non-English TV series category.
Other Korean shows in the top ten include Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area, a Netflix original, and tvN’s Alchemy of Souls and Ghost Doctor.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo has been compared to Good Doctor, a 2013 show about an autistic pediatric surgeon which was premiered on KBS and also stars Joo Won as a character with autism. It was successfully converted into an American drama series as The Good Doctor, featuring Freddie Highmore as the leading character Shaun Murphy.