Jang Ki-yong up for tvN fantasy noona romance opposite Im Soo-jung
Keep the noona romances coming! tvN is busy planning for its 2019 programming, and one of its upcoming projects is the tentatively titled www. Last month, reports announced Im Soo-jung (Chicago Typewriter) was considering taking the lead role, and now Jang Ki-yong (Come and Hug Me) has been offered the role of her leading man. The two actors are still in the “favorably reviewing the script” phase, but I hope they both sign on, not least ‘cause Jang Ki-yong was involved in one of my favorite noona (?) pairings ever in last year’s Go Back Spouses.
So far, www’s plot description is pretty limited, but the two lines that we have about the story has a lot going for it. The show will revolve around a group of women who have chosen to forego the ‘wife’ and ‘mother’ titles, and have succeeded through their hard work alone, without being subject to discrimination or obstacles. The drama is also labeled as a fantasy show, though the fantastical elements are yet to be revealed. Or is the fact that these women haven’t faced discrimination the fantasy factor?
Penning the script is newbie writer Kwon Eun-sol, and directing is PD Jung Ji-hyun, best known for his work on Mr. Sunshine. Given the relative newness of these two, I’m keeping my expectations low for now, but I hope this show gives them a chance to really make a name for themselves in dramaland.
I really liked Jang Ki-yong in Go Back Spouses, so I’m happy to see him getting drama offers: Besides www, Jang Ki-yong is also considering a leading role in OCN’s Blue Eye. There’s a good chance we might see him in the OCN thriller before www, which is slated to premiere sometime next year.