The Korean KBS TV network is reporting that the Korean production company SSD has signed an agreement with Fox TV Studios to work together to produce and distribute a live action TV series based on Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter manga. The 13-episodes of the jointly-produced first season of City Hunter will be written in English like a U.S. TV show and distributed worldwide (including the U.S.). Fox TV Studios has produced a number of excellent TV series including The Shield and Burn Notice.
The series, which will star Korean actor Chung Woo-sung, will also, according to KBS, feature “many famous
The City Hunter manga, which appeared in Shonen Jump from 1985-1991, has inspired no fewer than four different anime series, three TV specials, two OVAs, an anime feature, and a 1992 live action Hong Kong movie starring the inimitable Jackie Chan.