Tokai TV to re-make ‘Orphan Black’, casts Kang Ji-Young as lead star

Tokai TV, a channel affiliated with Fuji network, is making a re-make of Canadian hit show ‘Orphan Black’. Heriting the lead role from Tatiana Maslany, former KARA member Kang Ji-Young will play seven identical women who turn out to be clones.

The re-make, titled ‘Orphan Black: Nanatsu no Idenshi’ (‘Orphan Black: Seven Genes’), follows Sara Aoyama, a poor single mom. One day she sees a woman jump under a train – a woman that looks exactly like her. From there, she begins to learn the truth about her past. The drama will consists of five episodes. It begins airing on December 2nd.

Yumi Aoyagi, the writer behind ‘Shinryochu In The Room’, has scripted the re-make. Score is provided by fox capture plan, a three-member instrumental band.

(Via Official site, Modelpress)

  • Comments

    • Thomas

      I can’t at how accurate her portrayal of Alison is…

      • Curel

        The coat and ponytail was all it took, hahaha. I hope someone picks it up for subbing.

    • GK LoKi

      What are the odds that they cut any lesbian story lines?

    • Diego

      I have nothing against this girl but I’d have preferred a Japanese actress rather than a random former K-pop girlband member. Let’s see if she can keep up with such a difficult role.

      • Banu

        Just because she is not Japanese?.. She lives in Japan for quit some time now also it’s not her first role like she giving the lead role for the first time. She got supporting roles and now finally lead role. I don’t hate her acting so it’s good thing it’s her than any other rookie idol girl.

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    • Bobson Dugnutt

      That is a lot to cram in 5 episodes. Wonder how the story will change.