Korean tradition drama series ‘American Seoul’ from Lana Cho underway at Hulu
Lana Cho, who is adapting Maurene Goo’s YA novel Somewhere Only We Know as a feature for Netflix, is multiplying down on Korean stories, protecting a script sale with streamer Hulu for soapy drama American Seoul.
The hourlong show is about a youthful Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and finds that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.
Cho will compose and executive produce the project, which will likewise be executive produced by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who executive produce ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s forthcoming series Pachinko.
It comes a month after she sold her adaptation of K-pop romantic comedy Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix. That feature follows a major pop star and a tabloid photographer who become hopelessly enamored after a Hong Kong adventure. Escape Artists produces.
Cho has recently composed 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 additionally a co-executive producer on Amazon’s reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer.
She is repped by UTA, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn.