Writer Paula Yoo will be bringing the hourlong musical drama Olympic Boulevard to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service Peacock, reports Deadline.
The story follows a “disgraced Korean American former K-Pop star who finds his chance at redemption and a possible comeback when he agrees to teach at one of the first K-Pop training schools in America.”
Yoo will be executive producing with Neil Meron and Mark Nicholson. Kyle Hanagami, who has choreographed for various K-pop groups such as BLACKPINK, Girls’ Generation, and Red Velvet, will be producing.
Yoo’s previous works include Supergirl, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, and Mozart in the Jungle, according to Women and Hollywood. She also authored the young adult novel Good Enough and the nonfiction biography Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story.
K-pop has rapidly become more mainstream in the US, especially as boy group BTS takes the world by storm, contributing to the rise of projects like this. Just in November, it was announced that Lionsgate acquired the rights to Rebel Wilson’s Seoul Girls, according to Billboard. The film will follow a Korean American teen and her friends who enter a talent competition to become the opening act for a famous K-pop group.
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