Jang Nara, Lee Chung-ah, Lee Sang-yoon consider SBS melo mystery VIP
Jang Nara, Lee Chung-ah, Lee Sang-yoon
Jang Nara’s only just finished wrapping up on makjang extraordinaire An Empress’s Dignity, but there’s a chance she might be returning very, very soon to SBS for its latest drama, titled VIP. In addition, Lee Chung-ah (Because This Life is Our First) is considering joining Jang Nara and Lee Sang-yoon (About Time), who was offered a lead role in this drama last month.
The show is still in its early planning stages, so there’s not much plot info, though its particular mix of genre mish-mash has me intrigued. VIP will follow the success story of working women, who strive to stay on their career path despite all the obstacles they face. It sounds like any other office drama with a focus on career women, but the show defines itself as an “office mystery melo.” The mystery element comes in as the audience slowly discovers the secrets of three women at the center of the show, one of whom (we’re not meant to know which one) is cheating on her husband.
I’m assuming that Jang Nara and Lee Chung-ah are two of the aforementioned adulteress candidates. Lee Sang-yoon will be playing the team leader of a department store’s VIP section, who is something of a golden boy, with the academic specs and ambition to go far in life and career. No wonder he’s sought after by most of the company’s female employees, though he’ll only have eyes for one woman (naturally).
Directing is PD Lee Jung-rim, and writer Shin Hye-won will pen the script. VIP is slated to air on SBS in July of this year.