Lee Jong-seok, Han Hyo-joo offered leads in new drama from Nine writer
This would be quite the lineup, if it comes to pass (currently, all parties are considering, not confirmed): Han Hyo-joo (Beauty Inside, Dong Yi) and Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio) are both being courted for an MBC drama titled simply W, which comes from writer Song Jae-jung of time-bendy thriller Nine (also Queen In-hyun’s Man and Three Musketeers) and PD Jung Jae-yoon of last year’s hit com-com She Was Pretty.
Representatives from both actors’ camps confirmed that the offer had been extended, though news is very thin on the ground: The only information about the drama is that it’s about a man and women in their early thirties. That’s it! I mean, knowing this writer there’s probably going to be an intricate plot, some cheeky humor, maybe some time travel and a sprinkling of mystical elements, all rolled up into a tightly written package — but for now all we have to go on is, quite literally, “boy meets girl.”
Lee Jong-seok has had good luck with picking hit dramas (…minus one, maybe), so I expect he’ll choose carefully this time around as well. And with Han Hyo-joo being away from dramaland for years, her last series being 2010’s Dong Yi, she’ll probably be even choosier about her return.
MBC hasn’t given the show a timeslot yet, but W is looking at a summer broadcast, sometime “between July and September.” C’mon news. Couldn’t you have at least waited till there was something more to get excited about? I guess in this case, everyone figured the mere prospect of these stars and producers working together was excitement enough.
Via TV Report
- Lee Jong-seok considers crime movie One Line
- She Was Pretty: Episode 1
- Lee Jong-seok courted for medical drama Beautiful Mind
- Han Hyo-joo and the many faces of the man who loves her
- Yoo Yeon-seok to reunite with Han Hyo-joo in period movie
- Han Hyo-joo becomes a gisaeng for sentimental period film
- Pinocchio: Episode 1
- Nine: Series review (spoiler free)
- Nine: Episode 1