Grey’s Anatomy to Be Adapted for Indian TV — Report
How do you say "McDreamy" in Hindi?
Such are the concerns facing STAR India, an Indian media company that has reportedly acquired the rights to adapt Grey's Anatomy — as The Indian Expressreports — for the enjoyment of the country's 1.2 billion-strong population. The show will air on the company's flagship STAR Plus channel.
It's become increasingly common for Indian channels to air local versions of American shows. For example, the channel Colors is broadcasting a Hindi version of 24, starring Anil Kapoor — who, not so coincidentally, starred in Season 8 of the American version. (You may know him better as the game show host in Slumdog Millionaire.)
And Grey's Anatomy has proven to be a hot commodity in international markets: Colombia and Mexico have their own versions of the hit medical drama, both titled A Corazón Abierto — with characters like María (i.e. Meredith), Cristina, Mauricio (aka Mark), Isabel, Claudia (read: Callie), and Ricardo. The Mexican variant even has characters based on Denny and Rebecca/Ava!
English-speaking or subtitle-using viewers in India may already know the heartstring-pulling drama that is Grey's, but we're glad everyone in the Subcontinent gets to scrub in!