This drama sure is going through a heck of a merry-go-round of casting calls. Are they just really picky or is there something else going on behind the scenes? We’ve got another swap-out for the new Kim Soo-hyun drama Thrice Married Woman — Song Ji-hyo is being courted to replace Han Ga-in as the heroine — and there’s the possible addition of Jo Han-seon (Invincible) to the cast.
The new family weekend drama from hit writer Kim Soo-hyun (Childless Good Fortune, Thousand Day Promise) has been unofficially casting for a few weeks, complete with script reads with the maybe-cast, but since then, Chun Jung-myung and now Han Ga-in have dropped the show. I’m not too broken up about it though. Song Ji-hyo’s still a maybe as well, but she’s spunky and fun, and I can see her doing well in a family drama. If she signs on, she’ll be playing Eom Ji-won’s younger sister and the main character in a large ensemble cast. And if Ha Suk-jin sticks with the project, she’ll be partnered with him in the romance department, which would be cute.
I don’t know how likely Jo Han-seon’s casting is, since he’s pretty strictly a movie guy for nearly a decade now. He did almost make his army comeback in JTBC’s Heartless City, but that fell through. He might be more open to a drama since being away for two years, though for now I’m taking all casting notices for this show with a huge grain of salt. If he takes the project, he’ll be paired with Eom Ji-won romantically. (He actually did a cameo in The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry as Park Jin-hee’s ex-boyfriend because of their Sweet Lie connection, but I’ll laugh if he then romances her drama bestie in a new show.)
If it ever secures a cast, Thrice Married Woman will premiere in November on SBS.
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