Kim Soo-hyun considers reteaming with You From Another Star writer
Considering how much of a mega-hit You From Another Star was for Kim Soo-hyun, it seems a no-brainer to consider coming back for another project with its writer, Park Ji-eun. He has received the offer to star in Park’s upcoming drama for KBS and is currently in the “favorably considering” stage, according to his management.
The new drama is titled Producer and is set in the world of variety television. Appropriately, its director comes from that world herself and is known as a star PD in the variety realm; Seo Soo-min was credited for reinvigorating Gag Concert during her tenure as director, following that as the CP in charge of programs such as 1 Night 2 Days in its third season, Superman Returns, and Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook. With her credits, and seeing other PDs successfully making the leap from variety to drama programming (the Answer Me franchise is the most obvious example), I don’t consider a lack of scripted drama experience to be too much of a detractor in her case.
According to a rep from the broadcast station, writer Park (whose other credits include successful comedic dramas You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly and Queen of Housewives) reached out to Kim Soo-hyun herself, since she felt they’d worked well together in You From Another Star. I’d call that an understatement, given the widespread fervor the drama sparked (which I totally think was deserved—it’s the strange case where I sorta-kinda see how the drama seems overrated, but also think it makes total sense for it to be that hyped because it swept me up in its hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, romantic thrall).
Pre-production is still in early stages, so KBS does not yet have a timeslot assigned to the show, but Producer is aiming to air in the latter half of the year.
Via IS Plus
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