Kim Nam-joo courted for drama comeback via JTBC
It’s been five long years since the success of You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly, so it’s welcome news that Kim Nam-joo, who won the Daesang for the show at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards, is favorably considering a new Friday-Saturday drama that will air on JTBC early next year. Kim had been on hiatus from acting in order to focus on her family, so the mere prospect of her return, and via a cable project for the first time, is exciting.
I’ve been really encouraged by the variety of programming and the quality of the opportunities offered to veteran actresses in television in recent years, particularly on cable stations tvN (The Good Wife, Dear My Friends) and JTBC (Secret Love Affair, A Wife’s Credentials). And while I’m not sure how to feel about currently airing JTBC drama Woman of Dignity yet (I get a vibe similar to KBS’s Perfect Wife), viewership has been steadily increasing, and I appreciate that Kim Hee-sun and Kim Sun-ah have taken on interesting roles.
Tentatively titled Misty, the premise for the show courting Kim Nam-joo is still being worked on and is under wraps. Mo Wan-il (co-director on Beautiful Mind and Dream High 2, producing credits on Healer, You’re the Best Lee Soon-shin and Big) has been tapped to helm, and while I raise an eyebrow at some of his older work, the quality of his projects seems to have steadily improved. I can’t find any credits for writer Jane, but perhaps the fact that production has tapped Kim to lead this early will mean that she’ll be able to help mold the role.
Misty will kick off next January on JTBC.