Chaser, Empire of Gold, Punch writer to tackle medical drama next
Well, this oughtta be good: The writer-director duo behind last year’s Punch, PD Lee Myung-woo and writer Park Kyung-soo, is reteaming for a new drama this year.
I know we can’t only look to past projects in predicting future ones, but these two have quite the impressive list of credits, both together and separately: Park is the one I’m more excited about, having written three consecutive critical hits with The Chaser, Empire of Gold, and Punch. Though PD Lee’s resumé isn’t bad, having also worked on You’re All Surrounded, Warrior Baek Dong-soo, and Daemul. (I’m going to exercise my K-drama-given right to selective amnesia and discount Fashion King from the list.)
All that’s been said about the new project is that it’ll likely be a medical drama, and it’s in the synopsis stage. And given that all of the above aired on SBS, I’d say it’s a safe bet to assume it’ll go there as well. Until it’s got a script out it’ll be difficult to know what kind of angle the drama’ll take, but with writer Park at the keyboard, I’m pretty sure we can expect something a little more than your garden-variety medical workplace drama. He’s a writer who often explores social issues with sharpness and insight, and populates his dramas with complex, fierce, and flawed characters, giving us the chance to see lots of stellar acting. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for updates on this one.