After the success of 2006′s Unstoppable High Kick and 2010′s High Kick Through the Roof, director Kim Byung-wook has signed on with Chorokbaem Media, producers of the first two series, to produce a third season.
Both sitcoms were 30-minute daily shows that aired more than 100 episodes and launched the careers of quite a number of young stars: Jung Il-woo, Kim Bum, Kim Hye-sung, Park Min-young, Yoon Shi-yoon, Shin Se-kyung, Hwang Jung-eum, and Daniel Choi, to name some. (Some of those actors had previous credits, but it was their High Kick experience that really put them in the mainstream public consciousness.)
Despite being called a third “season,” don’t expect a return of the same characters or storylines. The two existing seasons come from the same PD and share the same grumpy grandpa (Lee Soon-jae), but feature entirely different characters. Consider it similar to the Nonstop series, just set around a large family rather than a university campus.
Season 3 will also bring onboard a fresh cast, although you can expect a similar mix of light-hearted family scenarios with a bit of melodrama at some points. (Korean sitcoms aren’t really that comedic in the way we think of sitcoms in the States, but the format employs a light touch and loose plotting.)
The next season will air sometime in 2011. I wonder what kind of kicky (har) title it’ll get…
Via Now News
- Producers talk about High Kick’s controversial ending
- Japan buys High Kick Through the Roof
- High Kick 2 fills out its new cast
- Unstoppable High Kick