Rain courted for dramaland comeback
Well this is happy news. Rain is considering a new drama for the fall, after a four-year hiatus from television since 2010’s Runaway: Plan B. It’s been nice to see him back on variety shows like Rain Effect and Running Man since completing army duty, but it’s far more exciting that he’s seriously considering a drama. The new series is called Indian Summer, named for the sudden heat wave that occurs in autumn.
The project already has some buzz for its potential PD-star reunion because PD Lee Hyung-min will be directing. His first solo credit as a director is 2003’s Sang-doo Let’s Go to School, which starred Rain very early in his career as an actor. The PD has since done I’m Sorry, I Love You, Snow Queen, Bad Guy, and Hanbando. And despite the crazy that was Bad Guy, I was always very impressed by its moody visuals. It’s safe to say this guy is good at melodramas, and does the kind that don’t make me want to spork my eyes out.
The drama will be a melo about “the short miracle, a gift from the gods that comes before winter,” aka an Indian summer, used as a metaphor for “hope that finds you in the midst of despair when you don’t expect it.” There isn’t much about the plot, but it’s described as a healing drama about finding sincerity in this contemporary world, and focuses on a love story as well as parental love.
Indian Summer is hoping to secure a slot on the fall drama slate, and plans to start shooting in June.
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