The Korean production company SSD has signed an agreement with Fox TV Studios to produce a live-action version of the manga City Hunter, ICv2 has reported.
The adaptation of the Tsukasa Hojo manga, which will star Korean actor Chung Woo-sung, will be filmed in English and distributed worldwide. According to SSD, the 13-episode order will be the first U.S. TV drama to be headlined by an Asian actor.
The series, which follows “sweeper” Ryo Saeba as he cleans up his city from crime, has inspired four animated series, several television specials, as well as a 1993 live-action film starring Jackie Chan. Yet the current backers, Fox TV Studios, are no slouches, either, having produced acclaimed series such as Burn Notice and The Shield.