First we’ll have KBS’s upcoming Blue House-centered drama, the Chae Rim vehicle Rivals, after which SBS’s Daemool premieres. I first mentioned the manhwa-based project back when SBS was courting Lee Young Ae for the lead role, but Lee Young Ae turned it down, and they’ve finally settled on another female to headline in a casting move I’m just as pleased with — Go Hyun Jung.
I’ve loved Go Hyun Jung (HIT, What’s Up Fox?, the seminal Sandglass) for a while now. She’s one of those actors with character, in addition to being classy and talented. All that on top of being beautiful in a very natural, down-to-earth sort of way.
In Daemool, Go Hyun Jung plays the first ever Korean female president, who rose to prominence after ditching a career as a public prosecutor to help the underprivileged as a human rights lawyer; the story unfolds upon a backdrop of “love and hate, political intrigue, and feuding.” The original manhwa, it may be noted, was rated “adults only.” I expect the drama will be toned down but hopefully retain some edge.
Kwon Sang Woo has already been cast as the male lead, and the creatives behind the series include director Kim Hyung Shik (Surgeon Bong Dal Hee) and writer Yoo Dong Yoon. The manhwa was created by Park In Kwon, and the drama, produced by Lee Kim Productions (War of Money), is scheduled to broadcast after On Air ends.
Via Daily Surprise
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