MUMBAI: Three scripted series from the Warner Bros portfolio, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl and ER, are set for local adaptations in Asia, with commissions and options secured in the Philippines, Thailand and India.
Pretty Little Liars is currently in production in the Philippines. The 22-episode local version, produced by ABC Development Corporation, is due to debut on TV5 in April.
In Thailand, Kantana Public Company is producing an 18-episode local adaptation of Gossip Girl. The first local adaptation of the series, Gossip Girl Acapulco, aired last year in Mexico and received well by all.
ER has been optioned in India by Gold Television Network. A Colombian version of ER was announced at NATPE. The Indian adaptation will see famous Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla play the lead role.
There is a significant increase in the number of Warner Bros’ scripted formats which have travelled successfully around the world and partnered with high caliber of production companies to bring its programs to the screen in Asia. Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl and ER are all iconic Warner Bros. shows that have proved to be audience favorites in US and the production house is confident about its potential to equally entertain the audiences in the Philippines, Thailand and India.