Hyun Bin offered new sci-fi drama from W–Two Worlds writer
It looks like Hyun Bin (The Swindlers) is in high demand for a drama comeback, but when is that ever not the case? He’s already considering an offer for SBS’s melodrama Fox Bride Star alongside Park Shin-hye, but now he has a new offer on the table to star in the sci-fi action thriller Memories of the Alhambra over at tvN. This is the highly anticipated new drama from star writer Song Jae-jung of W–Two Worlds, Nine, and Queen In-hyun’s Man, and PD Ahn Gil-ho of last year’s critical success Forest of Secrets.
The series is about alternate realities, and centers around an augmented reality game that distorts your perception of the world around you. The story begins at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, where a traveler and a hotelier get entangled in a strange situation. Hyun Bin has been offered the leading role, a CEO of an investment firm who travels to Spain on business and ends up staying at a cheap hotel run by the heroine, who is a former guitarist.
There haven’t been any plot updates since the project was first announced, but I don’t expect any major details until the show starts (and probably blows all our minds with some crazy twist right off the bat). I have a feeling that Hyun Bin will lean towards the action thriller, if his list of recent film choices is anything to go by: Joseon zombie thriller Rampant, crime caper The Swindlers, action thriller Confidential Assignment, (totally badass) historical action The Fatal Encounter… you get the drift. I would definitely love to see him come back to dramaland for a worthwhile project, and this one certainly seems up to snuff. Just say yes!
Memories of the Alhambra is expected to air later this year on tvN.
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