SBS considers new courtroom drama Nothing to Lose
There’s some good news and some bad news for SBS’s late fall lineup: Production on Flying Trapeze, the adaptation of the eponymous Japanese novel starring Park Shin-yang (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho), has been indefinitely delayed, and will not be able to make its scheduled premiere date in November. Thankfully, though, the station is already in talks for its replacement: The new legal drama Nothing to Lose is being considered as a contender for the slot.
There’s not much available in terms of plot for Nothing to Lose, and it doesn’t seem like the show even has a writer onboard yet, let alone any actors. But we do know that the show will be helmed by PD Lee Kwang-young, who has a co-directing credit for last year’s Entertainer and also directed the drama special Puck! starring Lee Kwang-soo. I haven’t seen either of those shows, but the Entertainer credit on his resume makes me slightly wary. From what I understand, a lot of the criticism surrounding the show had to do with the writing and casting, so here’s to hoping the show’s overall quality isn’t entirely indicative of his directorial talents.
I’m also quite disappointed that we won’t get to see Park Shin-yang in Flying Trapeze as an irascible, bizarre psychologist going around treating patients with some of the strangest illnesses I’ve heard of (see: doctor with an obsessive compulsion to rip the wig off of his father-in-law’s head). It’s a role I could very easily see him knocking out of the ballpark, so hopefully, this delay won’t mean we don’t get to see this adaptation ever.
If SBS confirms Nothing to Lose, production will have to work relatively quickly to line up its cast: The courtroom drama is up for the slot following While You Were Sleeping, which premieres tomorrow and will run for 8 weeks.