Looks like popular culture is just not going to let Secret Garden go: Next up is a “radio drama” of the popular melo-fantasy-trendy series. Last we’d heard, talks were being held regarding producing a movie version, a musical, and a potential sequel TV series — as well as the publication of a manhwa and novel — but a radio drama? That’s new.
The Secret Garden radio drama will broadcast on SBS Radio Love FM in 16 episodes. While the announcement cites fresh additional material, it sounds like it’s really a glorified audiobook, since the project boasts the original voices and dialogue of the actors — Hyun Bin, Ha Ji-won, Yoon Sang-hyun, Kim Sarang — and we are very aware that one of those dudes is well out of the picture for the foreseeable future. However, the radio product will introduce new narration to string together the story and offer additional insights to the scenes, voiced by Ra-im’s dad (actor Jung In-ki).
The radio version begins airing (on 103.5 in Korea) on April 9 and will put out a new episode every Saturday and Sunday, wrapping in late May.
This is the first time a television show is getting the remake treatment for radio, thereby proving that while video may have killed the radio star, it also possesses the power to drag it back from the afterlife, like a vampire making a new, related, but yes, also warped version of itself in the new creation. Sigh. Whatever happened to letting a beloved work gracefully step back from the spotlight after its time came to an end, to be fondly recalled in the memories of all those who loved it? Yeesh, Korea, let ‘er go. Just… let her go.
Via My Daily
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