Russian crime thriller Silver Spoon picked up for South Korean remake

South Korean producer Supermoon Pictures has acquired remake rights for hit Russian crime thriller Silver Spoon.

Supermoon has picked up the rights from Eccho Rights to the Channel One drama from producer Sreda.

The deal marks the first time a Russian drama format has been picked up for adaptation in South Korea.

Silver Spoon is the story of a young man, Igor, whose father grows tired of his playboy lifestyle and arranges a job for him in the police force. Even though Igor is lazy, spoiled and unmotivated, he shows an instinct for detective work and soon starts to unravel mysteries that have long evaded his colleagues – including the case of his own mother’s death, where his investigations turn up uncomfortable questions for his father.

Silver Spoon launched in 2015 and has gone on to play across three series on Channel One.

The show was the first Russian drama to stream on Netflix and the format has already been optioned in a number of territories.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Russian drama and concluded that the story and characters will translate well as a Korean remake,” said Supermoon Pictures CEO Insoo Shin.