NBCUniversal’s Universal Television Alternative Studio has struck a first look producing deal with Park Won Woo, the creator of the original South Korean version of the current Fox hit The Masked Singer.
The singing competition series, which premiered in the U.S. in January, is one of the producer’s many credits.
Park, the founder and CEO of format development company dIturn, has produced and co-produced approximately 200 programs, including Top Gear Korea and 1 vs. 100 Korea. Most recently, he created and produced 300: War of the United Voices.
Formats to come out of the partnership will be distributed by NBCUniversal International Formats.
“We couldn’t ask for a better collaborator,” Toby Gorman, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, said in a statement. “Park Won Woo is uniquely innovative and his out-of-the-box imagination, paired with his clear and distinct voice, has resulted in countless formats that have travelled around the world. He is highly sought after and we look forward to developing the next big formats together.”