Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino will head the cast of the remake, taking on the lead roles of Secretary Kim and Mr. Vice-Chairman, originally played by Park Min-young and Park Seo-joon in the CJ ENM series.
Dreamscape Entertainment is producing the show, which starts production today. The story revolves around a handsome, narcissistic vice-chairman of a major corporation whose world turns upside down when his highly competent secretary of many years announces her resignation. He then does everything it takes to keep her by his side.
Based on a popular webtoon, CJ ENM’s What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim topped Korean ratings when it aired in 2018 and also gained widespread popularity globally.
The show marks the third adaptation of a top-rating international format between Viu and ABS-CBN, one of the Philippines’ leading studios, following The Broken Marriage Vow and Flower Of Evil.
ABS-CBN and Viu also recently partnered with the Philippines’ GMA Network for recently concluded series Unbreak My Heart, which became the most watched series in the Philippines on Viu.
“We extend our heartfelt thanks to Viu for once again placing their trust in ABS-CBN as we embark on yet another exciting partnership. We are thrilled to bring the Philippine adaptation of a popular K-Drama series to our viewers as we also showcase Filipino talent across the world,” said Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN’s COO of broadcast.
Marianne Lee, Chief of Content Acquisition and Development at Viu, said: “Offering content that resonates with our markets is key to what we do here at Viu. We are excited to work, once again, with our trusted partner ABS-CBN Entertainment, with Dreamscape at the helm of production in delivering this title to our Viu-ers in the Philippines and across the region. As our third collaboration together, we look forward to its success not just in the Philippines but across all our markets.”