The producers of Indonesian series Kau Yang Berasal Dari Bintang aren’t having a good week. Shortly after the first episode aired on April 28th, there’s been a lot of news about the strong similarities between their drama and SBS hit You Who Came From The Stars.
Now SBS has gotten in on the action and not only stated that the rights weren’t acquired by this production, but that they are in talks with another Indonesian company about selling those rights.
Oftentimes, I hear a song in a drama or movie and wonder if the rights were properly acquired but blatantly ripping off a widely popular series in this internet age takes a lot of balls. Of course, after saying this, I remember that this is nothing new because I’ve come across quite a few remakes (usually of movies) that I am pretty sure were done without permission.
Check out the first episode (which can be found on YouTube) to see if, in your opinion, the accusations have merit.