“Suits” is getting another Asian remake, this time in Japan.
An adaptation of the hit USA Network show about a charismatic lawyer and his associate will be produced by Fuji TV and air in October.
The Japanese remake will comprise 11 episodes and star Yuji Oda in the lead role modeled after Harvey Specter, and J-pop idol Yuto Nakajima, of Hey! Say! JUMP, as his protege.
“I have been a true ‘Suits’ fan since I saw the scene where Harvey meets Mike, and it made me dream of one day creating a Japanese version,” Fuji TV’s drama production general producer Hiroyuki Goto said in a statement, according to Deadline. “We aim to create a cool and stylish drama that will not only attract attention within Japan, but also become one of the hottest topics of 2018 on a global scale as well.”
The original “Suits,” which is now in its eighth season in the U.S., was remade for South Korean TV earlier this year, also starring a top actor (Jang Dong-gun) and a K-pop idol (Park Hyung-sik). In Korea, the drama was a moderate success, and bowed out at the top of its time slot.