Park Shin-hye name-dropped for tvN drama Chicago Typewriter
Park Shin-hye (Doctors) surfaced in today’s news as being approached for a new tvN drama titled Chicago Typewriter—but before you get too excited, it looks like this wave of news is probably premature, so take with applicable amounts of salt!
We don’t know very much about the project yet, as little has been disclosed, but the project is newsworthy for being the follow-up drama by writer Jin Soo-wan, of last year’s addictive melo Kill Me, Heal Me and 2012’s monster historical romance The Moon That Embraces the Sun. Almost as soon as the initial wave of news hit mentioning Park’s name, however, Park’s management, S.A.L.T. Entertainment, came out with a statement saying that she had not received an official offer for the project.
It seems likely that it was a premature report, perhaps meant to raise the project’s profile as it heads into pre-production. The script for Chicago Typewriter has yet to be completed, and the production plans to decide on the cast after it’s completed, with the goal of commencing filming in mid-January. (I am agog at that schedule.)
Still, it’s worth noting that tvN intends to put Chicago Typewriter in its Friday-Saturday night timeslot following next year’s anticipated time-traveling romance drama Tomorrow With You, which follows currently airing blockbuster The Lonely Shining Goblin. It’s been a pretty successful timeslot for them, boasting lots of buzz and prestige projects and garnering solid ratings: In 2016, it was host to dramas The Good Wife, Dear My Friends, and Signal.
Perhaps the cable station is banking on the strength of the production team; writer Jin has proven herself a hitmaker, while the director, PD Kim Chul-kyu, was behind dramas On the Way to the Airport, My Beautiful Bride, and Emergency Couple. Chicago Typewriter will premiere in March.
Via TV Report
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