Hwang Jung-eum and Yeon Jung-hoon in talks to star in new drama
Good news: Yeon Jung-hoon is finalizing a deal to come back to dramaland this year. Bad news: it’s not for Vampire Prosecutor 3. WHY. Do we need to have a talk about priorities, huh? He’s reportedly in talks to headline a new weekend drama alongside Hwang Jung-eum, who’s coming off a high with last year’s hit melodrama Secret, which garnered her trophies, ratings, and buzz.
The new weekender for SBS, called Endless Love, is reportedly courting both actors with a favorable outlook. They’ll make a good pairing, so let’s hope there’s a decent story in there to make it worth their while.
The drama comes from the PD of Warrior Baek Dong-soo and the writer of East of Eden. While Eden did have a boatload of production woes, I can see why Yeon Jung-hoon might be loyal to the writer, since he did play the most interesting character in that drama. I can’t say that East of Eden didn’t drive me nuts, but I did watch it like an addict, so that’s something.
Endless Love will be a period drama as well, though this show will stick to a narrower timeline in the 1980s. All we know so far is that it’s about the lead characters’ work and love lives, set in 1980. That’s…it? I’m pretty sure it’s safe to expect a melodrama, so that’s something. Casting reports are careful to say they’re still negotiating with both actors’ camps, but there’s still lots of time since the show will follow Angel Eyes; that puts the premiere sometime in June.
Via My Daily
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