Eccho Rights' Swedish dramas to be adapted in South Korea

Production company HOW Pictures have picked up the format rights for legal thriller "Honour" and romantic drama-comedy "Love Me".

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Production company HOW Pictures will produce the remake of two Eccho Rights' Swedish dramas in South Korea. The company has picked up the format rights for legal thriller "Honour" and romantic drama-comedy "Love Me", both Viaplay Oririnals.

“South Korean producers are increasingly open to working with European scripts and these are two of the most interesting coming from Sweden right now. With its female-driven story and contemporary themes 'Honour' is perfect for remake in any territory, while 'Love Me' is a thoroughly relatable romance that has already enjoyed success as a scripted adaptation,” says Deborah Youn, Head of Asia Business at Eccho Rights.

"Honour" is a Viaplay Original, produced by Bigster. Created by Swedish actress Sofia Helin and starring co-creators Alexandra Rapaport, Julia Dufvenius and Anja Lundqvist, alongside Eva Röse, the series has become one of the biggest selling Swedish dramas of all time, sold as readymade in more than 60 countries, and with several remakes in development around the world. A highly anticipated third season debuts on Viaplay this September.

"Love Me" is a Viaplay Original, produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Sverige. Created, written and directed by Josephine Bornebusch who also stars, the series was a multi-award winner in Sweden where it won universal critical acclaim. A remake from WBITVP in Australia, starring Hugo Weaving and Bojana Novakovic, was nominated for seven Logie Awards in 2022.

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