Webtoon adaptation Bring It On, Ghost heads to tvN
Oh this sounds fun. There’s a new drama in the works over at tvN called Bring It On, Ghost, and it’s a cohabitation comedy about a ghost and an exorcist. That’s certainly the oddest set of roommates I’ve heard of in a while. The drama is being adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Imins that ran from 2007 to 2010, and it’s about a teenage boy who usually fights ghosts, but then falls in love with a sassy girl ghost who fights back.
The story is about a 17-year-old boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire. His ad: “Will face off with your ghosts. Chances of winning: virgin ghosts 80%, bachelor ghosts 40%, child ghosts 97%, the rest 50%.”
One night he goes out on the job and faces off with a schoolgirl ghost, and during the fight they accidentally kiss and sparks fly. The webtoon has an irreverent sense of humor and mixes horror, comedy, and romance, though the television adaptation will have to tone down the language and the violence — he fights ghosts physically, so there are knock-down drag-out fights between him and the virgin ghost when he first meets her, which I hope they’ll change in the drama version.
The original is a noona romance — he’s a high school senior and the ghost is four years older — but the adaptation would work any which way, so we’ll have to see how they cast it. The network is touting it as their next Oh My Ghostess, so I’m hoping they figure out a way to make it a saucy rom-com in the same vein (though they’d have to be older for that), with a little less physical fighting and a little more bickering.
Writer Kim Ji-sun (second writer on The Producers and I Live in Cheongdam-dong) is penning the script, and Group 8 is producing. Bring It On, Ghost is scheduled to follow Oh Hae-young Again on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in July.
Via IS Plus