“Dream Team” to Collaborate With China and Thailand for Remake, Starring EXO’s Xiumin, SHINee’s Minho, IU, and More
Chinese and Thai production teams will be working with producers of the variety show “Dream Team” to create a spin-off of their own.
According to an affiliate of KBS, the Korean-Chinese remake of “Dream Team” will have 10 episodes in total, four of which will be aired in both China and Korea. The Korean-Thai collaboration will have 13 episodes, and three of them will be aired in Korea.
The Chinese production team is planning to film in Korea and will start on July 22 and 23. They were originally planning to come in June, but the MERS situation made it hard for the crew to gather top Chinese stars and they had to postpone it for a month.
There also seems to be a star-studded cast for those representing the Korean team of “Dream Team.” EXO‘s Xiumin, 2PM‘s Nichkhun and Chansung, SHINee‘s Minho, Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk, 2AM‘s Jinwoon and Jo Kwon, Brown Eyed Girls‘ Ga In, EXID‘s Hani, FTISLAND‘s Lee Hongki, CNBLUE‘s Jung Yonghwa, and IU are some of the possible cast members that will go against Chinese stars, who haven’t been chosen yet.
The first episode of the Korean-Chinese remake is planned to air on August 22 in China, and August 23 in Korea.
The Korean-Thai remake will start filming around September, and the Thai crew states that it also has a great line up of stars prepared.
Chinese spin-offs of other Korean shows such as “Running Man” and “I Am a Singer” have proven to be great success in China, which is part of the reason why the production teams have recruited such top-stars for “Dream Team.”