Jeon Ji-hyun in talks to star in new drama from You From Another Star writer
This would certainly be a coup: Jeon Ji-hyun is considering her next project, and it could reunite her with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun (also The Producers), who has been planning a new drama with PD Jin Hyuk (Master’s Sun, City Hunter) that is also courting Lee Min-ho (Heirs) for his last drama before heading off for his two-year military service. Basically, at every part of that sentence I was saying, Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
Jeon’s management has stated that no decisions have been made yet, as they are still in talks. But it’s exciting to hear that Jeon is even considering another drama series, given how until You From Another Star, it had been over a decade since her last one, and she’s primarily been a film actress (and CF queen). But perhaps You From Another Star’s massive success was enough to convince her to stay in dramaland for a while, and she’d be working with with a writer she knows she can trust for winning material. The Chun Song-yi character positively sparkled, and Jeon was pretty fantastic being confident, sassy, and hilarious — just think if they could re-create that magic…
There’s no word on the story or premise yet, but the producers plan to go for either a fully pre-produced or half-pre-produced format. (One very real benefit to Descended From the Sun’s unequivocal success is that now everyone’s eager to give pre-production a try, and I’m all for giving shows more breathing room in the production process.) It’s only been two months since Jeon gave birth to her first child, but if this casting goes through, she’d be back in front of cameras in mere months; the drama is looking for a broadcast in the latter half of the year on SBS.
- Jeon Ji-hyun gives birth
- Lee Min-ho courted by City Hunter PD, You From Another Star writer
- Producers writer, Master’s Sun PD team up for new SBS drama
- Guns blazing and plots in motion for period action movie Assassination
- My Sassy Girl aiming for double revival on big and small screens
- Movie Review: The Berlin File
- Jeon Ji-hyun considers her next project with A-list team
- You From Another Star: Episode 1