Nam Joo-hyuk joins Jung Yumi in Netflix exorcism comedy
Hmm, I’m not sure whether anyone could believe Nam Joo-hyuk (The Light in Your Eyes) as a high school teacher, but it’ll be interesting to see Netflix try. The online platform announced at the end of last year that Jung Yumi (Live) had been cast as the lead in its original Korean series School Nurse Ahn Eun-young, and now she will be joined by Nam Joo-hyuk, who will play a colleague of the titular school nurse.
I’m pretty excited for what sounds like a comical take on the exorcism genre, with a school nurse heroine who goes after ghosts with unorthodox weapons. When she arrives at her new high school, she discovers a foreboding mystery which requires her supernatural skills. She’ll have some key help from Nam Joo-hyuk’s character, a Korean literature teacher at the same school. He possesses a unique energy which serves doubly as a shield for him, and as a sort of battery to recharge Jung Yumi’s exorcist mojo. She inserts her own spiritual energy into toy swords and BB guns to attack ghosts, which makes Nam Joo-hyuk an invaluable ally.
There’s still some time til we’ll see School Nurse Ahn Eun-young on the small screen, but I’m liking the talent that’s been recruited for the show, both on and off screen. Film director Lee Kyung-mi, of The Truth Beneath and Crush and Blush, will helm the show, and author Jung Se-rang, who wrote the novel source material, will be penning the Netflix adaptation as well.
Netflix doesn’t have a release date for School Nurse Ahn Eun-young, but will premiere on the platform sometime in the first half of next year.
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