NEW YORK — A new Korean-language television series is set to premiere October 9, 2017 on “The Voice.”
The new series “K-Pop Girl” will be written by M.A. Lee (Gorillaz, “Gorillas In The Mist”) and directed by Kim Dong-hyuk (TVXQ’s “Maniac”).
The show is based on the manga by Kim Jong-kook, published in 2011.
“K-POP GIRL” is a remake of the original series, titled “Kangyuroo,” and stars the voice actresses of Lee and Kim.
The series was created by MALEX Entertainment, who is also responsible for the upcoming film “Koror: The World Under Fire.”
“The Voice” is produced by “The Block,” which is headed by Kim Young-jin, who also produced the hit Korean drama “Rise of the Blood Brothers,” “Gangnam Style,” and “The Seven Deadly Sins.”
Kim Dong-yun, a member of “The Blocks” and MALIX Entertainment, will produce the series.
Korea is the world’s biggest K-pop market, with more than 40 million television households.
The Korean television industry generates $2.8 billion annually in revenue.
A Lee is a veteran Korean TV actress who has been cast in multiple shows.
The series will also include music from artists such as Suzy, S.O.
L, and Big Bang.
Source: “Kpop Girl,” by Kim Dae-woo and M. A. Lee, via Bloomberg