One more name change and a confirmed cast for Master: God of Noodles
Another title change? Make up your minds, KBS!
The drama formerly known as Time of the Beast, which was previously known as God of Noodles, has re-embraced its old title and tacked on a prefix and is now going by Master: God of Noodles. Why they couldn’t choose one and just call him a Master or a God, I don’t know, but maybe he’s just that good. Or they just like redundancy.
The cast is also falling into place, with Chun Jung-myung (Heart to Heart) finalized to play the leading role (previous contenders included Lee Je-hoon and TOP, both of whom declined), and Jo Jae-hyun (Punch) also confirming the villain’s role. Well, we certainly know he’ll be good at that.
Chun Jung-myung’s main character will be a man who sets out to both “reclaim his stolen fate” and become a noodle-making master; it’s not clear how those two goals are related, but it does seem they will be. In his youth he was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change his life and voluntarily entered an orphanage to take on a new identity. Starting out from nothing, he takes up the knife as a tool to foster his ambitions, and the story will track his fierce struggle to succeed and also claim his revenge.
Jo Jae-hyun, meanwhile, plays a man who steal’s another’s life in order to change his own. He grew up in the gutter in the worst circumstances, and decided early on to toughen up and become even more vicious than the cold world in order to survive. As an adult, he’s full of ambition and willing to do whatever it takes, and as he is also described as a noodle master, it pits him directly against our hero.
Lee Sang-yub (Bluebird’s House, Would You Give Love Away) has also been cast, though no description of his role has been released.
Master: God of Noodles will be written by Chae Seung-dae of Age of Feeling and directed by Kim Jong-yeon, the second PD on Iron Man. It will follow Descended From the Sun as a Wednesday-Thursday drama beginning April 20.