Signal PD and Oh Hae-young writer team up for tvN’s My Ajusshi
Now, here’s a star writer-director combo if I ever saw one. PD Kim Won-seok, of Signal and Misaeng fame, will be returning to the small screen with writer Park Hae-young, who wrote last year’s rom-com hit Oh Hae-young Again. Their upcoming drama is tentatively titled My Ajusshi, and is in its early production stages.
The show hasn’t specified the genre, but the one-sentence plot they give indicates a thoughtful, contemplative drama about the different perspectives on life. My Ajusshi will follow a man in his forties who has had to endure the weight of life’s burdens, and a woman in her twenties who lives a very different life but is also enduring that same weight. They will look to each other and find healing in the process.
The plot reads vaguely enough that I can’t really predict what we’ll get just from the description, but I would gladly go into a drama blind with this PD. Kim Won-seok has done such a broad range of genres, from fusion sageuk (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) to youth musicals (Monstar), and has done them all well, too, so I trust his directorial judgment. As for Park Hae-young, I’m only familiar with Oh Hae-young Again among her credits, so it will be interesting to see her work in a genre that’s (probably) not romantic comedy.
Script work has just started for My Ajusshi, and they’re planning to start the casting process later this year. Hopefully, we’ll hear some more updates for the show in the upcoming months!
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