“Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart,” “My Name is Kim Sam Soon,” “Temptation of Wife,” and “Coffee Prince” are some of the hit Korean drama series that were remade by GMA Network for Philippine television. And if there’s a foreign TV series that was shown this year worthy to have a Filipino version, it’s no other than GMA Network’s highest-rating Korean drama of 2014 – “My Love from the Star.”
Originally titled “You Who Came from Another Star,” the said fantasy romance drama from South Korea was a big hit in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries as well. It starred Kim Soo-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun, who both won the Daesang (grand prize), the highest award for television, at the 2014 Korea Drama Awards and 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards respectively. They are the very first male and female lead to win the grand prize with a same drama.
With the success of the tagalized version of “My Love from the Star” which also trended on Twitter Philippines (and several times worldwide) every night during its airing, clamors from fans that GMA should do a Pinoy version of the series have been growing. And now, there are rumors that GMA Network is slated to produce a local version of “My Love from the Star” in 2015. And still, according to the grapevine, “Carmela” leads Marian Rivera and Alden Richards are being tapped by the network to star in the local version of the said Korean drama series.
Please take note that GMA Network is yet to release an official announcement about the local version of “My Love from the Star” but if ever that this report pushes through, are you in favor of Marian for the role of Steffi and Alden for the role of the handsome alien MatteoDo?