All In gets a sequel
After Sung Yuri was touted as the new Queen Seon-deok, then summarily dropped, she’s now being announced as the confirmed lead in the sequel to the uber-popular 2003 drama All In.
The original SBS series starred then-dating Song Hye-gyo and Lee Byung-heon and subsequently shot Song to bona fide stardom. (Sung and Song, incidentally, are said to also be good friends.)
The “All In 2” series will bear the title 꾼들의 나라 (working title; Gamblers’ World or Workers’ World) and features as its male lead Ji Sung (New Heart) — who, by the way, was also in the original All In. The story features young natives of Seogwipo city on Jeju Island who strive to turn their hometown into an international destination.
The drama reunites original writer Choi Wan-kyu (who also wrote Gourmet, Jumong, Love Story in Harvard, and Heo Jun) and PD Yoo Chul-yong (of HIT, Sad Sonata) and will air in 24 episodes on SBS next June. It plans to begin filming in January.
(By the way, I came across a statement listing Lee Na-young as the lead instead of Sung, but that appears to be wrong. How cool would that have been, though? On the other hand, I think Sung Yuri is much, much better off doing All In 2 than Queen Seon-deok. Better for her, and better for both dramas.)
Via E Daily