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All In producers back together again for Round 3

The power duo of writer Choi Wan-kyu and PD Yoo Chul-yong are back with a third drama, and given the successes preceding them—2003’s mega-hit All In and 2009’s Swallow the Sun—there is some talk of this being another “All In 2.” You may recall that the same was said during the build-up to Swallow the Sun, which ended up not being so much a sequel or spinoff or second All In after all, despite similarities and shared cast members.

The producers have been quick to counter the sequel claims, although you can see some of their trademarks in the setup. This new drama is called Her Majesty the Queen (a working title) and tells the story of a man who rises to fame as a boxer, having grown up the son of a gangster. The heroine is the hidden daughter of a gambler, then is taken by her mother to be raised in Hawaii and then wins a beauty pageant. What ensues is the story of their “stormy lives” as they battle for success.

So… Tough guy, plucky girl, location shoots, hardscrabble lives, a rise to the top. The general themes are all there, and I can picture the drama already. One wonders how they’ll change up the formula and evolve their storytelling to keep things fresh (or perhaps the pertinent question is whether they will). But I suppose those elements are what catapulted the original to such heights, and while Swallow the Sun wasn’t the smash hit All In was it did fare pretty well. I wonder: Will they pull in Ji Sung for a third go-around?

Her Majesty the Queen will be a 24-episode drama and hopes to air sometime next spring. After a first report stated that the show would be on MBC, the broadcaster was quick to issue a statement clarifying that nothing’s been inked onto the schedule yet. A rep with MBC’s drama department stated, “We have discussed the drama, but it has not been scheduled. It has not been decided yet.”

Via Sports Seoul, TV Report

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Dear Drama gods... Please, oh, please let Ji Sung be in this. :)

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Ji Sung's The Great Seer has still a long way to go. It will run for 36 episodes so he might or might not be casted on this drama. But if this will be slated for the second quarter of next year, the might include him. **fingers-crossed**

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I personally enjoyed the first two so I'll say I'm tentatively in I'll know for sure once we know more of the cast and plot and airing date

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hmm the thing is that viewers are evolving. We get tired of seeing the same set up so some change up would be nice.

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Ji Sung would be great, but even greater would be him and Yoo Oh Sung (aka Faith's KiChul). I loved Jackson to pieces in Swallow the Sun. Anyway, that might be a good drama.

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All In was [one] of the first dramas I ever watched. (dating myself, much?)

2 things.

1.--loved the casting. loved the acting. so, i have faith this show will do righteous by viewers. i.e., recasting actresses that have not developed their craft would be an auto turn-off.

2.--All In = 2003 = over the top...pile on demises, schemes, betrayals and bad karma to the max. Current drama viewers are much more sophisticated...so can we be a little more realistic and mature with the storyline?

just sayin'. wishing the best for the writers and a fresh approach.

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I never finished Swallow the Sun. I guess I did not give it the ole college try! But I did like All In or maybe I just liked LBH!

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LBH in All In was the Bomb. I just visited the All In Museum in Jeju Island and it brings back all the gud memories. And I still can't belive Han Jimin is the teenage version of Song Hye Gyo in the drama.

Maybe they can bring her as a female lead. for the Hero how about Kim Nam Gil or Lee Jun Ki (like the time against Dog and Wolves), or Lee Seo Jin. Omo i want it all!

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haven't seen any of the two....so can't really comment....but it will be nice to see song hye kyo and lee byung hun together gain !! :)

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*again

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All In and Swallow the Sun were truly guilty pleasures...convoluted, even ridiculous, but delicious at the the same time.

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Please let Kim Nam Gil play this!!!! Please pretty pleazzzeee !!!

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Hear hear!
Or in any drama asap!

After the great first half, Swallow The Sun ended up boring me to death, what a shame.

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I will skip this one. All In maybe a hit back then, with the same formula, hmmm, well I don't think so it's will be a hit now. Just looked Swallow The Sun, I didn't finished it.

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Give me Ji Sung~~ :D

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LBH or at least Ji Sung in this drama!!! I need a motivation to watch it

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