120420 “Rooftop Prince” Sold To Japan At US$200,000 Per Episode, “Power Of Hallyu”
Starring JYJ’s Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min, the SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “Rooftop Prince” has been sold to Japan at a high price, commanding up to USD$200,000 per episode (Approx 220 million yen)
On 20 April. the SMS drama overseas division chief Kim Yong Seob said, “This drama has gained a lot of support overseas, and the Japanese side has paid a high price to import the show, approximately US$200,000 per episode.”
Also, he said, “A cable broadcast station in Singapore will start airing the drama on 25 April, and will also be airing news related to the actors and the drama.”
This drama is written by the famous screenplay writer Lee Hui Myung, his first big project in 6 years, and has been capturing a lot of attention from the audiences. This drama is a romantic comedy with a mysterious feel, and has gradually gained much love with its own unique style. we will work harder to produce works that satisfies the needs of the younger generation,” he said.
“Rooftop Prince” is a romantic comedy using time travel as its concept, about how the Joseon crown prince Lee Gak (played by Park Yoochun) travels 300 years in the future and comes to modern day Seoul after losing his crown princess (played by Jung Yoomi). Here, he falls in love with a girl whom he could not have loved in the past.
I’m not very surprised to know that it was sold to Japan at this amount because it’s such a good drama. I liked Sungkyunwan Scandal before but I have to say that I like Rooftoop Prince more. I get excited to watch every episode and I love the story – funny, dramatic and mysterious.