Rain considers new SBS drama Song For You
It’s just an early offer, but Rain is reportedly considering the new SBS drama Song For You, the latest project from the PD-writer team behind Dr. Champ and Scent of a Woman. I guess that means his other possible drama project Indian Summer fizzled out in development, because it’s been months since we heard anything about that.
The setup sounds like your standard-issue showbiz drama about singers and star agencies, and is about a heroine who wants to become a singer, and the agency president who helps make her a star. So, basically Trot Lovers with the second lead as the hero, or You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin? I do wish the premise didn’t sound so overdone, but given the PD and writer, the execution ought to be better than most.
The agency president is a Daddy Long Legs type who’s also a geeeenius songwriter and Midas-touch producer. He discovers young talent including the heroine, and helps them rise to stardom. He carries some trauma from the tragic death of his girlfriend, which he witnessed firsthand and still has stress attacks about.
The drama is described as a story about K-pop and youth chasing their dreams, and given the hit songwriter producer character, it just makes me think that Rain is going to be playing JYP. That… would be funny, but weird. Or weirdly perfect?
Song For You is tentatively planned to follow It’s Okay, It’s Love in September.
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