It looks like another popular Korean television series will be getting a big Chinese remake with Reply 1988 from the runaway hit tvN Reply franchise reportedly in the works!
According to the National Radio and Television Administration’s listing of dramas submitted (all dramas in China need to be vetted by the NRTA) that is going around the net, the remake will be produced by the popular streaming site Tencent Pictures.
The Chinese version of Reply 1988 will be a 45 episode series set in the Luohu district of Shenzhen before and after the handover of Hong Kong back to China by the British in 1997. If the timeline sounds curious (I mean, 1988 is on the title but the setting says 1997), I reckon that true to the Korean original, the timeline will flash back and forth between 1988 and 1997. The story will be chronicling the lives of five families living in a small street.