Ji Sung courted to headline new drama Secret
KBS’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama has begun casting rounds, and dapper leading man Ji Sung (The Great Seer) is being courted to star. The new series set to follow current sageuk Sword and Flower is called Secret, which is maybe the most generic and true-of-all-dramas title of all time. I can’t get a read on genre, but it sounds pretty melodramatic. The premise is entirely a love square, which hell, would’ve been a better title.
The series is being directed by the PD of both Dream Highs (who was also co-PD on School 2013) and is written by a new writer who won a KBS miniseries screenwriting contest with this script. Fresh writer blood and a vote of confidence in an award? That’s as good a reason to check out a new drama as any. The premise is still pretty vague, but the story will center around four main characters and follow their intense and fiercely competitive love story.
If he signs on, Ji Sung’s character will be a second-generation chaebol (of course) who doesn’t believe in people or in love (naturally) and has a cold personality (wouldn’t dream of having it any other way). All this is of course before he meets the heroine, who will change him for the better. Hm so far I’m unimpressed — that’s pretty much the bare-bones description of every drama hero around. There’s plenty of room to still surprise us with layers, so let’s just hope they’re hidden under all the obvious drama hero clothes.
Ji Sung is reportedly still in the “considering favorably” stage, and the drama’s producers have stated that they’ll confirm their cast in the next week or so. Secret follows Sword and Flower and premieres in September on KBS.
Via My Daily
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