Ha Suk-jin joins upcoming weekend drama Legendary Witch
Thank goodness Ha Suk-jin’s dramaland return didn’t take long. The actor, who wrapped Thrice-Married Woman in March, will be returning to MBC in the fall as the male lead in a weekender called Legendary Witch (or Witch of Legend). The new show’s premise sounds interesting: It will revolve around four women who were cellmates at Cheongju’s Penitentiary for Women. Each served time in the slammer, but for different crimes, running the gamut from tame (stock manipulation, fraud) to severe (attempted murder, murder).
Upon their discharge, the four women put the breadmaking skills they learned in prison to use, opening up a bakery together. (That may sound a bit hard to believe, but as we all know, stranger things have happened in dramas; it wouldn’t even be the first time.) Ha Suk-jin will play a hotel chef and widower who is raising his daughter alone after losing his wife six years earlier. In the drama, his heart begins to stir again for the female lead (Han Ji-hye is being courted) after meeting her at the vocational training center at the penitentiary.
Along with Han (Full Sun, I Summon You Gold), veteran matriarch Go Doo-shim, Oh Hyun-kyung (King’s Family) and oft-appearing supporting actress Byun Jung-soo are being courted to play the central characters. The show sounds a little like the extended version, with female cast, of Gift of Room 7, and if the episodes can capture even a tiny bit of the heart the movie had, it’s sure to be a winner.
Legendary Witch will air in October on MBC after Mama – Nothing to Fear concludes its run.
Via TV Report
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