Princess Hours Remake: Hit K-Drama Series to Be Remade After 18 Years

Credit: MBC DRAMA/YouTube Screenshot

Credit: MBC DRAMA/YouTube Screenshot

K-drama fans will soon have the highly-anticipated Princess Hours remake.

Amid the Korean Wave years ago, Princess Hours made history by becoming one of the most popular dramas of 2006, recording a peak rating of 28.3 percent. Its popularity led to the creation of a spin-off series, Prince Hours, in 2007.

Eighteen years after the hit K-drama series was aired, the company behind the flick confirmed the arrival of its remake.

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Princess Hours Remake To Be Aired Soon

Princess Hours is based on Park So Hee's comic which follows the story of Shin Chae Kyeong, an ordinary high school student, who marries the crown prince of Korea, Lee Shin.

The 2006 K-drama series starred Yoon Eun Hye, Ju Ji Hoon, Song Ji Hyo, and Kim Jeong Hoon.

The Korea Times cited the confirmation released by GROUP8, the company behind the original drama's success, saying that it would begin producing the remake in the second half of this year. The drama is scheduled to release its first episode in 2024.

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"The drama' Princess Hours' will be remade," the company said. "But since it is a remake, there will be a difference from the 'Princess Hours' from 2006."

Princess Hours remake cast members are yet to be named as an audition is still taking place to select the best actors and actresses to portray the characters in the new series.

Public Selects Best Actors, Actresses for Princess Hours Remake

On Wikitree's website, fans shared their best picks and said that they deserved to lead the remake because of their acting skills.

Kim Yoo Jung, Nam Ji Hyun, Kim Young Dae, and Lee Jae Wook's names appeared on the site as people's favorites for the Princess Hours remake.

Although none of these have been confirmed yet, entertainment officials hinted that one of the actors who want to participate in the audition reportedly has full-scale acting preparation to score his desired role in the Princess Hours remake.

As for the current status of the plans, GROUP8 said, "Currently, the 'Goong' remake is in the planning stage. There are many works in production, so it is difficult to produce within this year, so it is likely to be early next year at the earliest. However, variables still exist in the meantime."

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