“Liar Game” joins “Tomorrow Cantabile” (Nodame Cantabile) in the list of Japanese series that will be remade in Korea this year.
According to a statement made by a drama representative to iSPlus on August 26, the Korean adaptation of Japan’s “Liar Game” is set to air on cable channel tvN this October.
This information was confirmed with a representative from CJ E&M who said, “It is true that it will be completed by October. There will be a total of 10 episodes and it will follow ‘Valid Love.‘ ‘Liar Game’ is a popular series not only in Japan but in Korea as well so we plan to cast good actors. After finishing the casting work, we plan to begin filming next month.”
The remake of “Liar Game” will be written by Yoo Yong Jae of MBC’s “Time Between Dog and Wolf” and directed by PD Kim Hong Seon, who was in charge of OCN’s “Hero” and SBS’ “Warrior Baek Dong Soo.”
“Liar Game” is a live action adaptation of Kaitani Shinobu’s manga of the same title. The manga, which was first serialized in 2005 and was adapted into a TV series on 2007, is about Nao Kanzaki, a college student who’s honest to a fault. By a twist of fate, she got involved in a fictional “Liar Game Tournament” wherein contestants are encouraged to cheat and lie. The live action series had a second season aired on 2009. It also spawned two live action films that were shown in 2010 and 2012.