Lee Bo-young becomes kidnapping Mother in tvN comeback project
Lee Bo-young (Whisper) is just amazing at portraying stunning kickass women, which is why I was so happy to hear that she’ll be the main protagonist for tvN’s upcoming drama Mother. It’s a Korean remake of a critically acclaimed Japanese drama by the same name that aired in 2010 on NTV.
Lee Bo-young will be taking on actress Yasuko Matsuyuki’s role in the series, a softhearted elementary school teacher. When she realizes that a girl in her class is being abused at home by her family, she makes the impulsive decision to kidnap her. She decides that she’ll rear the girl herself, starting with on an eventful mother-pseudo-daughter journey throughout Japan.
This drama won all sorts of awards all over the place, from Best Screenplay to Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Newcomer, from various award ceremonies like the Tokyo Drama Awards and Television Drama Academy Awards. And it’s been picked up for a Turkish remake as well. Hopefully the Korean team adapts the source material well, staying true to its heart-tugging message.
Mother is being produced by PD Kim Chul-kyu, who has some beautifully directed credits to his name, including On the Way to the Airport and Hwang Jin-yi. It hasn’t been set in stone, but there’s a high chance that tvN’s Mother will begin airing as a Wednesday-Thursday drama in January next year.
Via TV Report
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