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Cinderella and the Four Knights take up residence at tvN

And thank goodness for that. I’d been getting a little worried about the fate of “fantasy cohabitation romance” drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, which secured a pretty good cast and has a cute premise but seemed to be struggling to find a home anywhere. Now tvN has snapped it up, and although they haven’t figured out which specific timeslot to put it in yet, knowing they’ve taken the show makes me feel a lot better about its prospects.

Cinderella and the Four Knights will be a fully pre-produced drama and stars Park So-dam (Because It’s the First Time, The Priests) as a twenty-year-old who ends up living in the same mansion as three third-generation chaebols, cousins who are similar in some ways, very different in others. She’s a student who works multiple jobs to scrape together tuition, and comes upon the chance to earn a huge amount of money by entering the chaebol house.

The three men are played by Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) as the rebel, Ahn Jae-hyun (Blood) as the cold one, and Lee Jung-shin (Temptation) as the nice oppa type. The fourth knight will come in the form of the family’s bodyguard, played by Choi Min (Riders: Catch Tomorrow), who becomes a Daddy Long Legs figure to our heroine. Apink idol Sohn Na-eun (Twenty Again) will have a love triangle of her own, as the childhood friend of Ahn Jae-hyun; she’s had a crush on him for a long time, which he doesn’t return, while Jung Il-woo harbors feelings for her.

Cinderella faced scheduling complications recently when lead actress Park So-dam was courted to star in Beautiful Mind, KBS’s soon-to-premiere Monday-Tuesday drama, but hadn’t completed filming on Cinderella, which began production in January but fell behind schedule. As a result, she couldn’t commit to or begin shooting Beautiful Mind until very late in the game (that drama has yet to start filming, despite being three weeks from premiere), and obviously couldn’t film both concurrently. Meanwhile, the drama timeslots were being snapped up by shows on all stations, and it was looking like we wouldn’t get to see this drama anytime this year.

Now it remains for tvN to figure out where to put Cinderella and the Four Knights. There’s some question as to whether it might overlap with the broadcast of Beautiful Mind, but that seems like an invitation for criticism that I imagine tvN will want to avoid.

Via TV Report, Ten Asia

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I'm glad for Jung il Woo's sake. I hope it does well and make the main broadcast channels regret ignoring the drama.

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Finally, it will be good to see how well the drama does, the anime was really good.

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Nah it definitely will not overlap with the broadcast of Beautiful Mind's which is slated to air from Jun 20th. TVN already has "Änother Miss Oh" and "Let's fight ghost" slated on its Mon/Tue slot from now all the way to Sep.

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Jung il Woo - I adore him! but i never end up liking his dramas ... weird

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me too...

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me three lol

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For me, I'll watch everyyhing Ii Woo did, he needs a breakthrought role, but I don't think in this drama.

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its not that I dont like his dramas... I get frustrated by them. Moon embracing the sun was almost the end of me lol. like the dude suffered so much and still sacrifices himself in the end... flower boy ramyun shop... that whole drama was just wtf lol. night watchmans journal.. i actually really liked to a point. the ending was just ridiculous though .. we build up to a moment and we dont even really see a proper fight lol. please give this man a decent role and plot. he is more than capable. He is the only good one really in this cast.. He cannot carry this whole drama by himself lol. I will still support him regardless.

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"drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, which secured a pretty good cast"

Um.... is it tho?
Half the people in the photos are notorious for their bad acting. Unless the PD has some magical powers to bring out great performances from their actors (they filmed the cringe-fest Secret Garden so I'm not holding my breath) I don't expect great acting works from this drama.

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Maybe it should just be "a pretty cast". I like Jung Il Woo though

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Exactly.
Ahn jae hyun, Sohn na eun. I am not sure about this two.

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Jung Il Woo is the only good actor, the others are mediocre

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Definitely, this drama will flop. I hope tvN don't air it, this drama just need to air on Internet.

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I hope it's a hit for Jung Il-woo's sake. He earned a fan in me after watching High-end crush. His comic timing is fantastic!

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FINALLY!! Can't wait to see my girl Park So Dam in this drama. I definitely need something light when this airs (surely it'll air when uni starts. it has only been a day since i finished my finals aka summer break. right. now!!!)

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Time to revive the Wednesday-Thursday slot, TVN! Besides "Woman Without a Suitcase" already lost its Friday-Saturday slot to "Tomorrow With You"ㅡjust turn it into a followup for "Cinderella and the Four Knights."

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First, 'Dear My Friends' is set to air on Wed-Thurs but tvN move it to 'Fri-Sat'
I don't think they will choose a weak drama to revive this timeslot

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sounds rather stereotypical, kind of like out of a manga series. multiple jobs vs chaebols,. whats new under the sun?

I wonder if it also involves cross-dressing? If there is, I hope it is from the guys at least. Cross-dressing chaebols. Fight the stereotypes!!!!

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oh, wait.... cross-dressing men has also become a stereotype by now. Maybe they should pretend that they are animals instead? I dunno, I just want SOMETHING different.

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It is based on web novel. Cliche, but it is based on web novel, so.

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ow. yes. this!
am i the only one forget about this used to be a thrilling news? then its been no news. then here its appear again.
yay!

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If tvN airs it, and I can find it, I'll give it a look. (Sometimes when I have no expectations of quality, a show can surprise me. Maybe this time???)

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I don't like the cast, i'm not going to watch it *ignore* maybe will check the recapt, but who know if i changes my mind,Jungshin fighting!!!

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When i read this ..it doesnt interest me anymore..?

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am i the only one who constantly sees pictures of jungshin and thinks it's nam joohyuk?

the leads look really cute together, i love jung il woo and i haven't seen park sodam in anything but i love her face and her hair. i wouldn't have expected much but tvn insist on putting out great dramas constantly so i'm hopeful.

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Glad I'm not the only one who thinks CNBLUE's Lee Jungshin and Nam Joohyuk are alike. They're like brothers.

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Hmmm....this time i'm waiting for 38 police squad so badly

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oh, I am so happy! I was worried about this how. Thrilled with this news.

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Hey Javabeans BM actually has already started filming, they're just shooting scenes without the leads so far.

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I am always expecting higher quality from tvN dramas, and knowing Cinderella got one of their spots, I can be partly reassured that it's gonna be a nicely done drama.

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I'm curious to see park so dam getting more leading roles and how she works them, but this drama has nothing else that attracts me tbh. this plot (hard working girls x rich young men ZZZZZZ), the description of the characters, so creative! and this cast.... I've zero expectations, but maybe that's a good thing at the end.

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The plot sounds generic af...I like Jung Il-Woo, but might have to pass on it.

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So how many love triangles will this have? It already has one for the second lead. Or are we looking at a pentagon or hexagon with a bit more bromance type lovin'?

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Really glad this drama will finally air. Good luck to the whole cast especially to Jung Il Woo. Here's hoping the story will be good.

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Why does this sound like the Taiwanese idol drama Romantic Princess starring Wu Zun and Angela which was a horrible drama with really bad actors lol Hopefully this one will be better. I adore Jung Il Woo as an actor and a person but I don't think I ever finished any of this dramas, except for Moon Embraces the Sun, but he wasn't even the lead in that drama.

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I think so . Its the same as Romantic Princess . Can't wait to see the korean version . I hope its better than that taiwainese drama "Romantic Princess".

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Love that tvN has snapped this out!! I'm looking forward to this series since I really like the cast. =)

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I don't expect much from this drama, the story is not that catchy, and I don't like AJH since he was so painful to watch in Blood
But i will give it a try for JIW

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Looking forward to this!! i root jaehyun.. Ilwoo & Naeun figthing!!!

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Jung Ilwoo with another romcom.
I keep patiently waiting him taking a role in brilliant heavy themed series.. but, yeah.. here it is.. another romcom.
As a loyal follower of him, I'll watch this show. Anything with Jung Ilwoo in it, I'm in.

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I'm soooo agree and also hope there's at least one drama that can make Il woo shining. My favorite drama of his is Moon Embraces the Sun but not the drama it self, what a waste of skill.

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Glad somebody (tvN) picked it up. For a pre-produced show I hope it does well (I'm still on the fence about pre-produced shows - I'm loving it but still not fully convinced). I enjoyed the Manga, so I hopeI will enjoy this too!

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