Oh Hae-young PD and Marriage Not Dating writer reunite for Sensitive Boss
Marriage Not Dating’s writer Joo Hwa-mi and its PD Song Hyun-wook are reuniting for a new drama to be aired next year, tentatively titled Sensitive Boss. When tvN rom-com Marriage Not Dating originally aired in 2014, it became the highest-rated cable drama of its time slot, recording up to 3% viewership despite not having much star power. In fact, it helped shine a spotlight on previously lesser-known but talented actors like Han Groo and Yeon Woo-jin.
Since then, PD Song Hyun-wook has taken on other tvN projects including the sleeper hit Oh Hae-young Again, which broke cable ratings records for a weekday drama. Before his streak of success at tvN, PD Song Hyun-wook worked on mainstream broadcast dramas such as Brain and Haeundae Lovers. It was rumored that he would be joining JTBC’s upcoming Man to Man starring Park Hae-jin, but it seems that he has decided to stick with tvN for Sensitive Boss after all.
For writer Joo Hwa-mi, Sensitive Boss will be her comeback project since Marriage Not Dating. Even though details have not been released yet, I’m expecting a bright refreshing love story from these two, especially since Song Hyun-wook’s strengths lie with rom-coms and Joo Hwa-mi’s notable previous works include comedic drama specials The Angel of Death Wears Purple High Heels and Waiting for Love.
tvN is hoping to broadcast Sensitive Boss in early 2017, probably as its first Monday-Tuesday drama of the year.