Han Ye-ri considering upbeat JTBC roommate drama Age of Youth
Ooh, here’s promising news: Han Ye-ri (Six Flying Dragons) is in talks to return in a new drama, and the writer is one I’d be happy to welcome back to dramaland: Park Yeon-sun, who’s back with her first series in four years with a JTBC drama titled Age of Youth.
Admittedly writer Park’s last drama was probably her weakest (2012’s offbeat Wild Romance), but I can easily look past it because of the strength of her past projects, such as chilling high school mystery White Christmas, quirky adventure drama Mixed-Up Investigative Agency, and thoughtful romance Alone in Love.
This new drama, which changed its working title from Belle Epoque to Age of Youth, is described as a cheerful, upbeat, youthful drama featuring five women roommates living in the same house, each with her own personality, dating style, taste in men, and area of expertise. It’ll deal with a variety of issues that modern women deal with, whether it’s dating or sex or interpersonal relationships.
The series will clock in at an efficient 12 episodes, and has secured a weekend slot as JTBC’s next Friday-Saturday drama. Writer Park has reportedly already completed all of the scripts, and directing will be PD Lee Tae-gon of JTBC dramas Beloved Eun-dong, Your Neighbor’s Wife, and Dowager Queen Insoo.
The description is broad enough that it’ll be difficult to predict what kind of story will come out of it, but I trust this writer to deliver a thoughtful script and well-planned-out plotting. And I’m always glad to see shorter series too, because sometimes a nicely compact run is what the story needs, and I like to see dramas allowing for the story to dictate its length, rather than the other way around.
Age of Youth will follow Mirror of the Witch and premieres in July.
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