Old friends reunite 80 years in the future in Chicago Typewriter
This first poster for tvN’s upcoming Friday-Saturday series Chicago Typewriter is a little eerie, but it certainly works to ignite my curiosity for the mysterious drama, which is about a trio of writers living through the Japanese Occupation who are then reincarnated in the present day and get re-entangled in each other’s lives. Coming from the writer of Kill Me, Heal Me and the director of On the Way to the Airport, I expect an intricate past-present mystery, some crazy characters, and gorgeous visuals.
Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons) stars as a famous novelist considered the Korean Stephen King, a sensitive, prickly diva who’s been called a genius since he debuted at the age of 21. A bad case of writer’s block threatens his career, and so he agrees to take on a ghostwriter. Im Soo-jung (Time Renegades) is a veterinarian who starts out as Yoo Ah-in’s biggest fan, only to somehow end up his biggest anti-fan. She seems a little nuts in the teasers, but then again, so does Yoo Ah-in. Go Kyung-pyo plays the ghostwriter who makes an unusual deal with Yoo Ah-in for the job.
The first poster’s tagline reads: “Love’s miracle that begins with an old typewriter.” Yoo Ah-in’s character poster reads: “Star writer who’s fallen into a slump.” Im Soo-jung’s poster says: “Legend in the writer fan world.” And Go Kyung-pyo’s reads: “Mysterious ghostwriter who hides behind the star writer.”
We haven’t seen any other glimpses of the cast as the 1930s versions of their characters, but that’s what I’m dying to see more of. I want political intrigue, espionage, and tragic lovelines! And more hats! Hopefully the show will spend lots of time in the ’30s to make up for it.
Chicago Typewriter premieres next Friday, April 7 on tvN.
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