Yoon Hyun-min and Ahn Woo-yeon confirmed for latest tvN webtoon adaptation
The popular webtoon Fall From the Sky will be adapted for the small screen by tvN, and while I haven’t read the original comic, I’m pumped for the story and by the initial casting news. Published since June of last year, the webtoon is about Fall, a celestial being who’s been banished from the heavens above and sent down to Earth. The title literally means “Fall who dropped from the sky” and could be interpreted as “Paul who fell from the sky,” but the webtoon cover has written out Fall in English, so the punny Fall it is.
Fall was born to an angel father and a human mother and thus he isn’t as powerful as other angels, but what he lacks in qualifications, he makes up for with heart. He’s uniquely positive, pleasant and full of life, and he’ll take it upon himself to protect those on Earth from attacks by unseen evil forces. His singular goal is to claw his way back to heaven, until Fall meets the one person who can see him, Seo-hee. In a twist of fate, Seo-hee will save his life, and in exchange he’ll volunteer to be her guardian angel. As they battle demons together, they’ll fall in true love along the way.
No ordinary angel, the half-blood Fall is known to have a number of weaknesses, and is quite vulnerable and human-like in many respects. Yoon Hyun-min and Ahn Woo-yeon are confirmed for the show but their character assignments have yet to be released, and I’m dying to know whether Yoon Hyun-min has been cast as the flawed angel Fall. I think he’d be a solid choice, and I’d love to see him play an upbeat and sassy character to follow his turn as the straitlaced Sun-jae in Tunnel.
Ahn Woo-yeon has been on a roll these days, with a memorable performance in Circle following his quieter roles in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon and Jealousy Incarnate. I’ve been impressed by his versatility, and I’m looking forward to what he’ll bring to the show, whether he’s cast as an angel comrade, an enemy demon, or a defenseless human.
A fresh take on the age-old tale of the battle between angels and demons, the fantasy action romance will begin filming soon and will be directed by Kim Sang-ho (Hwajeong, Arang and the Magistrate).
Fall From the Sky premieres in late August on tvN.
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