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Direk Dominic Zapata admits ‘The World Between Us’ adapts K-Drama approach

Zapata clarified that showrunners were heeding the audience’s feedback regarding Kapuso teleseryes.

On August 21, Kapuso director Dominic Zapata admitted that The World Between Us deliberately adapted K-Drama fashion during the media conference for the season break of GMA Network teleserye.

Zapata clarified that showrunners were heeding the audience’s feedback regarding Kapuso teleseryes.

“Hindi naman parang, ‘yun talaga. That’s really the intention. I’ve heard it said once too often before. ‘Bakit hindi kayo gumawa ng parang K-Drama.’ At the same time may maririnig ka naman, ‘GMA naman gagawa ng Descendants of the Sun, gagawa ng Temptation of Wife, puro Korean adaptation lang.’ 

“Parang, ‘ano bang gusto niyo?’ So eto gagawa kami ng original tapos tinitira niyo na gumagawa kami ng retelling, na gumagawa kami ng adaptation. Tapos sinasabi niyo na bakit hindi kayo gumawa ng kalidad ng K-Drama.”

However, Zapata assured viewers that The World Between Us is a quality teleserye that follows K-Drama fashion.

“So hindi lang ito kalidad na K-Drama, even the aesthetics are very K-Drama. ‘Yung fashion sense natin, let’s face, it they are not this well dressed. They do not follow a color palette.”

As for The World Between Us, the Kapuso series starring Alden Richards, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez will be taking a season break starting August 27. 

According to showrunners, they halted filming because of the recent lockdowns implemented during the enhanced community quarantine.

“Nag-season break kami kasi nagkaroon ng ECQ. Safety really comes first,” Zapata clarified.

The number one teleserye in the Philippines returns on November 15, 2021, following a two-month season break.



For those who miss The World Between Us, they can stream catch-up episodes on the iQIYI streaming app.

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