EXCLUSIVE: Will Yun Lee and Mark and Christine Holder’s Seoul Street and 04 Entertainment have obtained the rights to My summer in Seoul, the upcoming romance novel from bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken set in the competitive world of K-Pop, to be adapted into a television series. A search is launched for an Asian American writer to write the adaptation.
The project comes amid a recent increase in the popularity of Korean dramas around the world which has resulted in the success of Squid game on Netflix, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
My summer in Seoul, slated for release later this fall, follows Korean-American Grace Lee as she embarks on a life-changing journey to Seoul working for her uncle’s label. Her life changes as she begins an internship with one of the largest KPOP groups in the world. As she forms friendships with the members and begins to fall in love with a particular guy, she soon realizes that she is seeing her own K-Drama come to life and even though she wants to be happy forever, she could. well end up with a hard lesson learned.
In the series, described as Emilie in Paris meets To all the boys I’ve loved before Lee pursues his dreams as far as Korea to work as an intern at one of the biggest record companies in the world. Raised by her Korean dad and gorgeous blonde-haired, blue-eyed mom, this is the first time Grace Lee has stepped out of the country and can experience her heritage firsthand. As soon as she gets off the plane to start her three-month internship, she feels like she’s finally going home, that is, until she meets the other intern who is going to be there. form. Solia glances at Grace and worries she might get fired, after all Grace was not what everyone expected. Grace wears the wrong clothes, her hair looks like a bird nestled in it and then died of asphyxiation and she speaks no language. What’s even worse is that Grace soon learns that the entire production company is in panic mode, which means she meets everyone right away – Nike sweats, messy bun, and all. She tries to think positively as she is brought to a beautiful apartment building, but soon realizes that she should have asked more questions about what her internship demanded of her. Jet lagged and hungry, she meets her uncle Siu, the CEO of the company, along with five gorgeous men who all appear to be her age. She wonders why they sound so familiar and within minutes she has the answer. She’s standing in front of one of the biggest K-pop groups in the world, SWT. And his new internship is to make sure that none of them escape the apartment before their large window, as well as guarding the door so that the leader of the group does not attempt suicide again. .
Lee, Mark Holder and Christine Holder produce for Seoul Street, with Colet Abedi, Jasmine Abedi and Brian Zagorski for 04.
Seoul Street currently has Aloha MotherF ** ker, a drama series based on the bestselling Jason Ryan novel At all costs, set to HBO Max. On the functionality side, the company has Lions in the garden in development with HartBeat Productions by Kevin Hart.
04 Entertainment scripted the project Nourishing and healing love defined at the service life, The Royals next door with Wonder Street in Hallmark Channel, and Die to be me in development with Wonder Street. The production company has also partnered with The Content Group on a scripted series with Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nana Malone and another based on the KA Tucker film. A little lie among other projects.