New drama Iron Man to follow Joseon Gunman on KBS this fall
We’re getting early reports on a new KBS show, working title Iron Man, which will air in September after Joseon Gunman ends. On the one hand, yay, fall previews! On the other, where does the time go? The series will be written by Kim Gyu-wan of Cinderella’s Sister.
We know very little about the upcoming Wednesday – Thursday drama; only that it will revolve around a man with a heart full of such pain (I’m assuming that’s literal and referring to the blood-pumping organ) that a sword sprouts from his body (um, and I’m assuming that’s figurative because I don’t know what that means). Considering the show will include elements of fantasy, maybe the knife (knives?) growing from his body is not a metaphor (in which case a working title of Wolverine would have been more apropos?). I referenced dozens of articles which all say the same thing, so I’m guessing the journalists don’t quite know, either, and are just repeating the limited information given to them by the production company.
There’s also a nosy female lead who considers the male protagonist a “real person” (more clues that the working-titled show will actually become a small-screen superhero drama, maybe in the vein of Smallville?) and takes it upon herself to oversee his growth and personal development. Sounds like a Pepper Potts-type, but eyeroll at the “nosy” description — she could have just as easily been labeled capable. Of course, she doesn’t get involved without reason; there is a love story brewing between the two.
Writer Kim (also of Birth Secret, Piano), is known for his sensitive and emotional (and sometimes aggravating) plots. This will be his first attempt at a fantasy script, but the show is still expected to be another “sweet, healing drama.” Iron Man definitely sounds a bit different, and I can’t wait to hear more about it and other shows we’ll see in the fall.
Via Xports News
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