The South Korean bestseller "Please Look After Mom" by novelist Shin Kyung-sook is set to be made into a U.S. television series.

Shin’s agency KL Management announced Tuesday the author has signed a deal with "Blue Jar Pictures" for the production, marking the first time a South Korean novel will be adapted for a U.S. TV series.

First published in 2008, the book tells the story of a mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and the torment that her family goes through. It’s sold more than two-point-one million copies and has been published in 36 nations.

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