KBS in talks to air new drama from Strong Woman Do Bong-soon PD and writer duo
The PD and writer who gave us JTBC’s hit rom-com Strong Woman Do Bong-soon earlier this year is looking to collaborate again, although there’s a possibility that this new project will switch stations and head to KBS. There isn’t much information available about the show, and all that’s been released is that the story will be a melo involving men and women in their older, middle-aged years.
The show doesn’t even have a title yet, but I can see why there’s a lot of interest in the project at the outset: Strong Woman Do Bong-soon recorded some of the highest-ever ratings for JTBC, and across cable stations as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if JTBC is trying to woo this new drama behind the scenes, especially since writer Baek Mi-kyung penned two of the three highest-rated dramas for the station, and one right after the other at that. Her other project this year, Woman of Dignity, currently holds the ratings crown at JTBC.
Given that PD Lee Hyung-min and writer Baek Mi-kyung’s last project was—for the most part—a light-hearted rom-com between a woman with super-strength and a swoony computer game CEO, it might be difficult to imagine them doing a melo, but their credits show that they’ve had experience in a whole host of genres. A former KBS employee, PD Lee’s credits include youth romances like Orange Marmalade, rom-coms (Sang-doo! Let’s Go to School), and heavier melos like I’m Sorry, I Love You and Snow Queen. Before Do Bong-soon and Woman of Dignity, Baek Mi-kyung also wrote the well-received JTBC romance melo Beloved Eun-dong.
KBS is in negotiations to schedule the new as-yet-unnamed show, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Hopefully, we’ll hear more updates regarding this project soon, including an airdate.