Hello fellow MDL'ers. Let's take a look at the upcoming remakes to be released in late 2019 and all of 2020. Majority of these dramas do not have confirmed air dates as they are still in the post-production phase.
Currently no Japanese remakes have been announced as many Japanese remakes aired last year.
Adaption of: Jimi ni Sugoi! Koetsu Garu Kono Etsuko (2016)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2019
Synopsis: A story that follows Lin Xiao's journey to establishing a career in the world of publishing and how she finds love at the same time.
Remake of: I Hear Your Voice (2013)
Release Date: Oct 17, 2019
Synopsis: A story about a young man who can read people's minds and a worthless lawyer who come to protect each other.
Remake of: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2010)
Release Date: Oct 23, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about youth and first love follows Liang You Nian and Xia Miao Miao who help each other become the best person that they can be.
Remake of: Signal (2016)
Release Date: Oct 23, 2019
Synopsis: The story follows He Jun, a hard-working detective who meets a young and passionate criminal profiler named Gu Ming Zhe. Gu Ming Zhe's life begins to change when he unexpectedly finds a mysterious old phone that connects him to a certain Cao Zheng, a clumsy yet resolute detective who unbeknownst to Gu Ming Zhe, has been missing for 20 years and is calling from the year 1998. The team then takes on the task of resolving impossible cold cases.
Adaption of: Full House (2004)
Synopsis: Story about how a woman's house was sold by her friends, and she ends up "co-inhabiting" with a famous celebrity
Remake of: Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain (2007)
Other Name: Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain (2020)
Synopsis: Raised by his father's loyal servant, the talented swordsman Hu Fei grew up knowing that he must avenge his parents' death. However, the closer he got to his father's enemy, the more he discovered that his parents' death wasn't as simple as it seemed.
Remake of: Incomplete Life (2014)
Synopsis: A workplace drama that follows a manager who has been repeatedly passed over for a promotion and his new intern. They work hard to make it in the financial sector in Shanghai.
Adaption of: Nodame Cantabile (2006)
Synopsis: Due to a childhood trauma, piano talent Li Zhen Yi is unable to go study abroad. When he meets the weird but extraordinary piano student Fang Xiao Wo as well as famous conductor Mitch, Zhen Yi finally starts pursuing his dream of becoming a conductor.
Remake of: The Little Nyonya (2008-2009)
Synopsis: The story begins from the 1930s, spanning over 90 years till modern day.
Cast: Janice Wu
Synopsis: The story of a young woman who returns to her childhood home in a village, after leaving for the big city.
Loose Adaption of: Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
Synopsis: Story of two best friends Lu Ke and Shen Si Yi, who have contrasting personalities.
Remake of: Ie Uru Onna (2016)
Synopsis: About a star property agent who is able to sell any houses using special methods.
Remake of: Voice (2017)
Release Date: Nov 7, 2019
Synopsis: A "mad dog" detective who becomes guilt-ridden after his wife was murdered while he was at work. A tough policewoman who is gifted with perfect psycho-acoustics skills and went for voice profiling. She was working at the call center when a brutal murder case took place and in the process of investigating her father was killed. Three years later, the police officers team up as the "Golden Time team" and solve cases together, chasing after the serial killer who took their loved ones.
Remake of: Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)
Release Date: Feb 2, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020
Synopsis: Female lead, a translator, and male lead, a violinist, live parallel lives and appear to be perfect for each other, but somehow fate seems to keep them apart.
Remake of: Boss & Me (2014)
Synopsis: A 'rich heir' and the president of a giant conglomerate has a 'younger sister' with a very rare blood type. Therefore, he recruits 'a girl', who shares the same blood type as his 'sister', into the company to be a blood donor. Interesting anecdotes occur when the 'rich heir' intentionally tries to fatten up 'a girl', who loves eating. As 'rich heir' gets to know 'a girl', he discovers her innocence and kind heart beyond her clumsy nature, and falls in love with her.
Remake of: Another Miss Oh (2016)
Synopsis: Two women with the same name find themselves constantly mixed up in each other’s lives because of their shared name.
Remake of: In Time With You (2011)
Synopsis: Best friends Pimchanok and Thanapon both swore that they were not or will ever be romantically attracted to each other.
Remake of: Deja Vu (2013)
Synopsis: Female lead goes back 5 years to change her and her lover's fate.
Remake of: My Lovely Sam Soon (2005)
Synopsis: Bussaba is hired to work at a bakery after she has caught her boyfriend cheating on her on Christmas Eve.
Remake of: My Sassy Girl (2001)
Synopsis: Male lead is a college student, more interested in picking up girls, drinking with his buddies and avoiding his nagging mother whenever possible. While riding the subway, a drunken girl then changes his fate forever.
Remake of: Bring It On, Ghost (2016)
Synopsis: A cohabitation comedy about a ghost of a high school girl who has been dead for 5 years and an exorcist college boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts.
Remake of: Who Are You: School 2015 (2015)
Other Name: Who Are You: Tur Keu Chan Eek Kon
Synopsis: Orphaned twins who live two completely different lives swap lives but there's a twist.
Adaption of: Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Synopsis: The heroine is a poor but bright girl who has a strong sense of justice and full of vitality. She transfers to an exclusive high school where only the rich go. There, she encounters the four rich and quirky boys and experiences love and friendship.
Adaption of: So I Married an Anti-Fan (2016)
Synopsis: Hoo Joon is a top star while Geun Young is a magazine reporter. Geun Young becomes famous as an anti-fan. A PD approaches Geun Young about participating in a reality TV show which revolves around the idea of a top star and their anti-fan living together. Being now unemployed, she decides to accept the offer. Meanwhile, Hoo Joon is offered the same reality TV show and accepts to try to improve his image.
Hoo Joon and Geun Young try to give each other a hard time on the reality show, but soon start to fall for one another.
Other Remakes 'rumored' to be cancelled
What remakes are you excited to watch ?