[NIPPON TV] "Mother" adapted in Thailand


"Mother" adapted in Thailand by JSL Global Media. Announcement marks the fifth deal for "Mother".

TOKYO, JAPAN- March 5, 2020 - Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV), Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced today that Mother, its award-winning one-hour drama series is going to be adapted in Thailand. JSL Global Media, one of Thailand's leading production houses, has acquired the scripted format rights and is scheduled to begin streaming on LINE TV March 5th. JSL Global Media also previously acquired the Thai adaptation rights to Nippon TV's touching drama series Abandoned which was so appreciated by their audience and went on to win the award for "Best Drama for Family and Society" at Thai's prestigious Maya Awards in 2019. The announcement was made today by Mr. Atsushi Sogo, President of International Business Development for Nippon TV.

"Mother has scripted format deals in Turkey, South Korea, Ukraine, France, and now Thailand. We have faith in another great production, telling the acclaimed story to more audiences in the world and are delighted to be announcing this second deal with JSL Global Media," said Mr. Sogo.

"After the success with Abandoned, we are very pleased to continue working with Nippon TV for the Mother remake. We believe Motherwill be well received by Thai audiences. Not only that the story is very touching but it also has a tint of suspense drama in it. We are all very excited with this project," commented Mr. Thiti Sutthikulphanich, Executive Producer for JSL Global Media.

Child abuse is arguably one of the cruelest of crimes. Just as horrendous is the all-too common tendency of society to turn a blind eye to this abuse. Mother is the story of a woman who responds to an abused girl's silent cries of help. The drama follows an aloof 30+-year-old woman who works reluctantly as an elementary school teacher and notices bruises on her first-grade student. Initially, like everyone else, she looks the other way. But the student's wretched desperation soon awakens a passion and determination in this caring teacher. Together they skip town and embark on a risky journey pretending to be mother and child. Mother chronicles the transformation of a once disenchanted woman who suddenly takes on the role of a parent to a child who is starved for maternal love. The drama probes into the meaning of motherhood in modern society.