Moon/Sun PD returns with webtoon adaptation Michelin Star
Was there ever a time when dramas weren’t always webtoons first? We’ve got another adaptation in the pipeline, and this one comes from director Kim Do-hoon of the mega-hit fusion historical drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun (he also did Medical Top Team after that, but no one counts that one; he’ll pretty much always be the Moon/Sun PD). The new drama for MBC is called Michelin Star, and it’s set in the world of ambitious chefs.
The webtoon by Kim Song is about the loves and friendships that spark in the kitchen of a fine-dining restaurant where the chef is chasing after the elusive Michelin star. I wonder if it’s set in another country, because I don’t even think Michelin stars are given out in Seoul. Maybe that’s just a technicality or something they’ll fictionalize, which is fine by me.
PD Kim stated, “I heard about the webtoon Michelin Star last year. It’s an appealing project, and I have a big personal interest in cooking, so I think it will be exciting work.” The webtoon deals with French cuisine exclusively, but he plans to change the drama world to contemporary Korean cuisine while including other Western influences as well, and has been consulting with chefs to bring the food to life.
Writers Ma Jin-won and Sohn Hwang-won of I Am Legend and The Last Dance With Me will be leading a larger team of writers for the project, and script work is currently underway. May Queen Pictures (Shine or Go Crazy) is producing. There isn’t much detail about the story, but it sounds like the kind of drama that writes itself — restaurants are high drama, and food porn is always good TV. Pasta mixed with Moon/Sun’s aesthetic sensibility? My mouth is already watering.
Michelin Star plans to air in October on MBC.
Via TV Report
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