EXCLUSIVE: Lana Cho, who is adapting Maurene Goo’s YA novel Somewhere Only We Know as a feature for Netflix, is doubling down on Korean stories, securing a script sale with streamer Hulu for soapy drama American Seoul.
The hourlong drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.
Cho will write and exec produce the project, which will also be exec produced by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who exec produce ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s upcoming series Pachinko.
It comes a month after she sold her adaptation of K-pop rom-com Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix. That feature follows a big pop star and a tabloid photographer who fall in love after a Hong Kong adventure. Escape Artists produces.
Cho has previously wrote on Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well as series including the CW’s Arrow and NBC’s Timeless. She is also an co-exec producer on Amazon’s reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer.
She is repped by UTA, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn.
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