Im Seul-ong and Kim Seul-gi headline manhwa adaptation
Im Seul-ong (Mandate of Heaven) and Kim Seul-gi (Flower Boy Next Door) are headlining a new project together, and it’s an adaptation of a popular webtoon called Infinite Power.
On the bright side, I like both actors—he has really stepped it up as an idol-turned-actor and was warm and winning in Mandate of Heaven, and she has quickly made a name for herself as a hilarious young talent after Saturday Night Live Korea put her on the map. On the downside: It’s only going to be an “SNS drama,” which means it’ll be a shorter format distributed online. It has completed filming and will be released in six episodes.
The story of Infinite Power centers around a cast of young adults struggling to make it in the world. The original manhwa, written by Joo Ho-min and put out by Naver, features a cast of characters who set their sights on entering a large corporation—highly competitive and prestigious—and work to beef up their résumés, and resonated with its twenty- and thirtysomething readership. Not a surprise, given today’s tough job market, extreme competitiveness in the workplace, and general insecurity about the economy and the future. You’d think it might hit a little TOO close to home for many, but maybe it’s entertaining when it happens to someone else?
Producing the series is Apollo Pictures, which produced 2011’s SBS drama Sign; it is directed by PD Park Chan-yool of Insoon Is Pretty and Fermentation Family, and written by Tamra the Island’s Lee Jae-yoon.
The SNS drama will be launched in early November via social media outlets online, with two episodes released per week.
Via TV Report