Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead and CEO of Skybound Entertainment is joining forces with Viki to bring a pre-apocalyptic Kdrama to the masses.
The drama, titled Five Year, tells the story of a family living in a world where Earth is in the path of a large meteor. The drama is set to have five seasons and it is a project that Kirkman and Skybound co-founder David Alpert say that they are very excited to create as they both claim to be fans of kdramas and Korean culture.
Kirkman states that the Five Year “highlights the intense interpersonal moments that Korean dramas capture so well, and sets them against the epic backdrop for which Skybound has become known.” The story will not have the characters attempting to stop the meteor, but focus on their facing an apocalypse and the resulting tension. The script still needs to be translated, but both Kirkman and Alpert hope that this will be the first of many projects with Viki.
As a HUGE fan of The Walking Dead, I have to admit that I am pretty excited for this drama to happen. One of the things that I love about the show is that it focuses on the characters, their relationships with each other and their fight for survival. I often have people say that they won’t watch it because they don’t like zombies and I tell them that the zombies are just the props, they are not the main story. I think that these writers could write a kdrama, especially if they are fans themselves. I mean, how cool is that?
I am on the fence about how I feel about this drama being five seasons as I am used to kdramas beginning and ending with one season, but crazier things have worked.
What do you think of this news?