Last, Time of Dog and Wolf writer returns with Night Light
It’s funny how much it matters how you frame information: When you tell me that the writer of well-received thrillers Time of Dog and Wolf and Last is coming back with a new drama, I get excited; then you tell me that the writer of disappointing historical shows Dr. Jin and Road No. 1 is doing a new project and I’m much less impressed. Then you tell me that the same guy wrote all four dramas and it’s enough to make you scratch your head.
That scriptwriter is Han Ji-hoon, and his new project will be for MBC, closing out its Monday-Tuesday lineup this year. The drama is titled Night Light (working title), and centers around “the sleepless, ambitious beams of light [metaphor for people] and the fierce battle that unfolds as they strive to become the owners of that light.”
The description adds that the drama will portray “the bare face of ambition” as it “grabs for an even higher place and an even stronger power.” That’s a lot of flowery talk, but I think we can cut through all the metaphor and figure that the drama is about people vying for power in a cutthroat environment.
It’s a fairly vague description, though it’s probably safe to expect a suspenseful, dramatic type of drama, given the writer’s past works. That resumé is mixed enough that I don’t know quite how excited to get, though I always try to err on the side of optimism, and I’d certainly welcome another Last or Time of Dog and Wolf. And depending on the casting (and the actual plot), my interest level could swing fairly drastically. Hopefully upward. Let’s not think of the less happy scenarios, shall we?
Night Light has been granted the post-Woman With a Suitcase timeslot on Mondays and Tuesdays, which is the slot currently home to revenge drama Monster. It will premiere in mid-November.
Via TV Daily