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I Hear Your Voice writer and PD reunite for fall drama

One of SBS’s biggest weekday hits last year was the strange but crackling combination of supernatural, law, serial-killer, and noona-killer drama that was I Hear Your Voice, so it’s no surprise that the network is locking in a good thing early on. SBS announced that writer Park Hye-ryun and PD Jo Soo-won will be reuniting for a new drama in the coming year that’s already got a timeslot on their fall Wednesday-Thursday schedule. Well if you’re gonna get the band back together, count me in.

It doesn’t have a title yet, but the drama will be about city news desk reporters. On the upside, this means we’re done with Sesame Street Law. On the downside, this might mean we’re in for Sesame Street Newsroom. Still, I like newsrooms as a setting, and of course there’s endless potential for pulse-pounding human drama there. The writer is reportedly following city desk reporters around town and sitting in on meetings to observe them. They released a statement that said the drama wouldn’t only be about journalists, and described it as multi-genre like Voice was. So don’t be shocked if it’s about a reporter who meets a wizard to go after a killer. Yunno, just so our bases are covered.

Writer Park began as a sitcom writer for the Nonstop series and family drama Kimchi Cheese Smile, and after a few miniseries eventually penned the first Dream High, followed by I Hear Your Voice. PD Jo Soo-won had his first solo credit with Hyena, and followed it up with Alice in Cheongdam-dong and I Hear Your Voice. He’ll be busy doing a tvN drama this spring with Yoon Sang-hyun, a based-on-a-true-story thriller about a serial killer called Gap-dong, before coming back to SBS.

The new series with writer Park Hye-ryun is being planned for an October-November broadcast. Begin your fantasy cast lists now.

Via Digital Times, Xports News

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So excited!! I loved IHYV!

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woo wooo good new

i hope Park Shinhye will be lucky one for 2014

hope good story and hope she will be lead actress for this drama.

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Wow. Looking forward to this one. Really loved the writing of IHYV (it's one of my favorites). And I miss PSH! hehehe...
Now, i'm thinking of watching it again. :-D

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Wow, writer Park Hye-ryun and PD Jo Soo-won sure are a good-looking couple in that picture. Which one is which?

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Those are actually the main actors for 'I Hear Your Voice' and not the PD and the writer :)

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And so young - I would have expected them to be born in the 60's.

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Lol, jomo! :)

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Gosh, the people who write for American television always look middle-aged and scruffy, and they don't shave much.

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That's Lee Jong Seok and Lee Bo Young (leads of the drama) They are really pretty together though xD

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I like this already!

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Definitely looking forward to it....

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Is it too soon to hope that the pd bring kim ji won into this drama after working with her on gap-dong? I just want my girl to get her hands on something good so she can finally find the mainstream success and recognition she deserves.

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YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Now get a great cast please, IHYV was proof positive of just how fantastic writer Park's dramas can be when they have protagonists played by people who can act.

(I second the suggestion above to get Kim Ji-won into this somehow. Preferably as lead, if the lead skews younger this time)

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I hope they keep the supernatural bent but please god no Sesame Street Newsroom.

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Oh I hope so too! I loved that the thought-hearing superpower in Voice wasn't over the top but relevant enough to contribute to the plot. I hope they do something similar for this drama if they're going to include the supernatural.

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Excited with this director&writer combo but not too excited with the plot (which doesn't take away my interest in this show) since it's too early to tell.. IHYV's premise didn't exactly grab me when it was first announced either, but we ended up with quite a surprised on our hands.
IHYV to me is one of those shows that meshed all sorts of genres together and somehow it just worked. Maybe the tonal inconsistency didn't work for some people but it managed to grab me and i ended up loving it.

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*Sorry not too excited with the backdrop, not the plot. there's no plot yet.

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For the heroine, im kind of in the mood for moon chae won or kim so eun (i haven't watched her in anything after her BOF days but everyone seems to adore her).
Maybe han hyo joo. it's been a while since i've seen her in dramaland and i heard she's improved.

Whatever the case, we can expect some well-written characters & wonderful relationships that shine. That's definitely this writers penchant.

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If they're skewing mid-twenties with the heroine, I would totally be all for MCW or KSE (who is indeed a competent actress who should have stepped into lead roles a while ago). But if it's another noona romance....the field is wide open, and there are tons of my favourite actresses who could be great in one.

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I am just praying the main cast won't be too young or a bunch of non-actors.

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Yes to Han Hyo-joo! She's one of the few actresses I bother paying attention to. :D

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I'm for Moon Chae Won. I miss her in a drama, and Good Doctor barely counts because was barely in it.

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I'm also feeling moon chae won.I didn't bother with "good doctor" since I don't like medical dramas, and for the male lead I'm thinking kim jae wook?That boy has earned the right to play a leading role by now plus those two would have crazy good chemistry together I think.

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Can we have Kim Jae Wook as the lead? PLEASE? That boy needs a good leading role XD

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yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss.

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seconded! (hoping Age of Feeling isn't the only drama he does this year, now)

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YES YES YES!

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I know they were both in What's Up, but I'd love to see Im Joo Eun and Jo Jung Suk together in a drama as an actual pairing. Or Maybe Moon Chae Won and Jung Kyung Ho?

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Ooh. I second Moon Chae Won and Jung Kyung Ho. Now that's a pairing that I'd like to see! :)

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I adore Im Joo-eun, that's another girl who was woefully underused in her last drama and deserves better!

(and oooh, Moon Chae-won and Jung Kyung-ho! I could spend all day making casting wishlists, really)

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Ah Jung Kyung Ho and Moon Chae Won. I will seriously die. Please cast that now Drama Gods.

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Yay! Count me in!

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YES!!!!!!!!!! On board this train already! Now I am dreaming up my ideal cast! Also does anyone else note that newsrooms/reporters seems to be a thing this year?

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Yeaaaaaaah! The writer wrote more great dramas than IHYV so yeah, SBS is smart.

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Just wondering...how did that "Part.2" on the poster get there? Did SBS add that?

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I believe the picure is from OST Part 2.

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Oh, I see. Thanks.

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Is it too much to ask for Won Bin to return to dramaland? With Moon Chae Won?? perty pleeeeeease.

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No no Won Bin is a god to be worshipped by netizens. He can never stoop down to dramas lol.

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Yes sadly that is too much to ask. Although I doubted Jeon jihyun would take on YFAS but KSH was a large factor in drawing her in since they already wotked together in The Thieves. For Wonbin, unfortunately I just can't think of any reason why he'd bring his movie star self back to dramaland. Sigh.

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haha it probably is, which is too bad for us. He can spend years between making movies, why would he even bother with a drama's working conditions again if he didn't absolutely want to.

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I want Sung Joon! he could be a gruffy Old Soul young journalist who wants to make serious stories while others all go after the fluff and bling.

and who to play opposite him? Go Ara maybe? or...

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I have never finished Dream High or I Hear Your Voice. Dream High just didn't appeal to me, although the cast was okay. IHYV creeped me out, not just with the killer, but with the noona-romance. Normally, I don't mind noona-romances...if they're both adults. But seeing as how the male lead was still in high school, it just seemed wrong.

I hope this next drama from this writer is better and I can actually sit through it, however long it is.

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The cast (namely the female lead) was precisely what put me off Dream High, it was a decent story but bad acting can really put me off.

IHYV had better actors, and I wasn't super keen on the high schooler romance either but it's one-sided on his part and she doesn't even begin to see him in a romantic light until he's been out of it for a while. I didn't find it nearly as off-putting as Big, to be honest.

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Agree with your last paragraph esp. with Big. I could not in my dear life buy their relationship but it was also the way it was developed. In the beginning I wasn't too big with hye sung and su ha being in a romantic one and would have been fine with a dongsaeng-noona type relationship but the show just somehow sold the romance and i bought it. And it wasn't like it was sugarcoated too considering we hear her voice-over in the ending on how she's not sure how long they'll last but that they'll focus on the present.
I love those types of endings! I hope that YFAS can end that way too if there's no other way out for our alien.

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Now that you say it the high school part bothers me xD

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I also dropped IHYV not because of the age difference(which is creepy now that you mention he's only in HS lol)but cause of LBY,sorry but she's a big no-no for me(sorry to her fans).
I am very picky when it comes to who plays the the leading role so I'm praying we get a decent actress for this drama.

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Jo In Sung or Ju Jin Mo!

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Writers probably have more experience with newsrooms than court rooms so maybe it will be ok. Anyway I'm excited for the writer/PD team to return and hopefully deliver another great drama.

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my fantasy cast? I really want Kim WooBin to have his first lead role and romantic love line.

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He's had a romance already and it was ADORABLE (VampIdol), but he was in an ensemble when he did it. I can't believe he's been generating this much buzz without ever being leading man, lol (except in Friend 2, I think?)

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thats sort of what happened to song joon ki and to a lesser extent yoo seung ho. lotsa buzz before their lead roles

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definitely watching anything she writes! she has a couple of solid hits under her belt.

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Yes!!!
all it need is a great cast like the previous!!!

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Count me in! IHYV managed to mix many genres and still be good.
Dream casts:
Song Jong Ho as veteran reporter. That man needs a lead role ASAP!
Or my adorable fav actor now rising star, Ji Chang Wook!

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I think we'll be in capable hands people, start clearing ur end-year schedules ;)

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Please~~~ Lee Jong Suk again :D
It's possible, right?

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I love writer Park Hye-ryun's writing. She (I assume) isn't the type that write a super smart and sleek drama, kinda simple with cliche here and there actually, but somehow she managed to insert some heart in her writing that warm you up. And she's good at writing a flawed but lovable heroine too.

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Jeon jihyun
Kim Woobin
Park boyoung
Kim so eun
I'm jooeun
Kim Soohyun
Lee hyunwoo
Kim jaewook
Lee jun hyuk(when is he getting discharged?)
Jo jung suk
Park ha sun
Go ara
Lee yeonhee (I never thought I'd ever include go ara and lee yeonhee in a fantasy cast list but they have proven themselves)

Goddamn it there's just so many talented young (and older) stars, I just can't remember them all but let's hope this drama casts people who can act and being pretty is a bonus but that shouldn't be too much of a problem because most of them are pretty.

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I'll add to the list, established and younger...

Shin Mina (She only does a drama every other year/not often at all, and hasn't done one since 2012)
Jung So-min
Lee Yubi
Kim Ji-won
Han Groo
Sohn Ye-jin
Joo Ji-hoon
Jung Yumi
Gong Hyo-jin
Jung Eun-ji

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Add some
Male lead:
Jo In Sung
Kim Nam Gil
Lee Jun Ki (if he's not taken Angel's Eyes)
Hyun Bin

Female lead:
Song Hye Kyo
Moon Geun Young
Gong Hyo Jin

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I want to see the character write ups before I make my selection of actors, but then I'm just a bit crazy that way. I'm more into casting per description rather than picking my favorite actors. Actors, though, tend to like delicious roles with twists to their characters...

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Lead characters along with the roles they'll portray:

Lee Yi-kyung as an inspiring reporter who somehow gets a near-death or after-being-dead-for-a-while situation that makes him possess a sixth sense.

Do-hee as maybe a ghost, but she's not exactly dead. It's like that Reese Witherspoon's "ghost" character. She gets involved with the reporter whom she falls for after helping him solve mysterious cases. ;)

Kim Soo-yeon as a VJ/co-reporter who has a crush on the male lead, and somehow joins in to solve the complicated cases which might put someone in danger.

How's that for a multi-genre drama? Anyway, even if this cast or plot I've made doesn't appear, I'll still watch the drama since I can trust the writer-and-director's-charming-teamwork to make the drama a hit that time. :D

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Or they could give us the storyline Masters Sun hinted at but failed to deliver and have two psychics connecting and understanding each other. The normal guy could either be the main lead or the second, friend to both and in love with the heroine.

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i was late to the IHYV party - just finished watching it yesterday. and how i LOVED it. is it shameful i took a sick day coz i couldnt take the suspense of not having watched the last 3 episides over the weekend (I cant wait for another one like this!!!!)

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haha I took a sick day to watch the finale of Master's Sun so you're definitely not alone in this drama-driven obsession, lol

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IHYV had a pretty riveting plot, so I'm eager for this new project. 2014 is looking pretty promising for dramas!

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Perhaps this can be Hyun Bin's return to dramaland (He might just consider it, look at him appearing in the banner...)

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Such good news ! ^^

But let's not have too many expectations because there is still the possibility to be disappointed. I know I have the gift of building castles who are doomed to collapse...

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can we give another chance for yoon eun hye?

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I Hear Your Voice is one of my favourite k drama.. still i rewatch it.. and the songs!!! man... till now.. i listen echo and dolphin.. they all were champ... lee bo yong.. lee jong suk.. all the cast, PD , Writer ..supporting cast was just great.. i will like to see this type of another series anytime... love I Hear Your Voice...

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