Park Seo-joon may become the boss in webtoon adaptation Why Secretary Kim
From Hwarang to Youth Cops to Fight My Way, Park Seo-joon has had a strong year, and it doesn’t look like he’s planning to stop in 2018. He’s currently considering a new drama project called Why Secretary Kim, an adaptation of a webtoon based on Jung Kyung-yoon’s original novel by the same name. It was published in 2013, and became so popular that it was adapted into a webtoon by Kim Myung-mi, and has been picked up for a drama adaptation in the new year.
Park Seo-joon is up to play the egotistical vice president of a large corporation who is both handsome and capable. The titular Secretary Kim has stayed at his side through thick and thin, serving as his personal aide—doing everything from keeping his schedule to being his chauffeur—for nine years. I haven’t read the webtoon, but the drama synopsis seems to indicate that it might be a light and funny office rom-com, which I’m always up for.
I’m not sure if I like Park Seo-joon in a typical swoon-worthy boss role though (which he’s played before in She Was Pretty), because I’ve liked his oddball characters more, like the hidden writer in Kill Me, Heal Me and the UFC fighter in Fight My Way. But he’s definitely one of the better actors in his generation, so I’m crossing my fingers that he returns soon.
The drama is being planned for release next year; however, it’s not officially on the books at any network yet. But I’m sure that if Park Seo-joon confirms, it’ll be snatched up really quickly.
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