Producers writer, Master’s Sun PD team up for new SBS drama
After just wrapping on the KBS variety showbiz drama The Producers, it’s been announced that star writer Park Ji-eun will be heading back to SBS for her next project, where she had her last mega-hit You From Another Star in 2013-14. Over at SBS, she’ll be re-teaming with PD Jin Hyuk, of Doctor Stranger and the Hong sisters drama Master’s Sun. So, that means we can count on Gong Hyo-jin to headline, yeah?
The as-yet-unnamed project has no story, stars, or even genre locked down, but I’m hoping for a supernatural mashup between You From Another Star and Master’s Sun — something fresh and stylish and funny. Park Ji-eun and Jin Hyuk have worked together before, back in 2007 on the Uhm Jung-hwa rom-com Get Karl! Oh Soo-jung. She was a junior writer on that show, and then broke out with weekend hits Queen of Housewives, Queen of Reversals, and You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly. She followed those up with You From Another Star, solidifying her star writer status.
PD Jin Hyuk’s record has had more ups and downs — there’s just no arguing that Doctor Stranger is anything but crazy, even though the majority of that blame falls on the writing. But ghosty-thrills romantic comedy Master’s Sun was stylish and beautiful, and City Hunter before that was a really smartly directed action suspense drama. I’m really looking forward to the partnership, since I’d pretty much watch anything from either of them… unless it’s about North Korean spy-doctors. I draw the line at that.
The new drama is being planned for a 2016 broadcast on SBS. Great, wake me when it’s next year.
Via Star News
- The Producers: Episode 1
- Smiles and scowls at press conference for The Producers
- Producer’s playful partner-go-round posters
- Doctor Stranger: Episode 1
- U.S. remakes for You From Another Star, Nine likely shelved
- You From Another Star gets extended
- You From Another Star: Episode 1
- Superpower meets superstar in You From Another Star
- Master’s Sun: Episode 1
- City Hunter: Episode 1