Jung Yumi cast as school nurse exorcist in Netflix series
Ooh, this sounds like a much brighter take on the exorcist genre that’s trending in dramaland. Netflix has confirmed plans to produce another original Korean drama titled School Nurse Ahn Eun-young, and Jung Yumi (Live) is set to play the titular lead character. The online platform has also recruited film director Lee Kyung-mi, whose credits include The Truth Beneath and Crush and Blush, to direct the series.
The show revolves around Ahn Eun-young, a school nurse who discovers a mystery at her new high school and goes about exorcising ghosts in new and comical ways. Described as fearless but also cheerful and caring, Jung Yumi sounds perfect for the role, and I look forward to seeing her play the school nurse moonlighting as an exorcist. I also chuckled when I read the various unorthodox methods that our heroine uses, like BB guns and toy swords, I can’t wait to see her on screen fighting evil spirits with kids’ playthings.
School Nurse Ahn Eun-young is actually an adaptation of a novel written by award-winning author Jung Se-rang, who will also be in charge of the script for the Netflix series. Interestingly, Oh Boy Pictures, the production company behind the Flower Boy Project at tvN (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band) and most recently, Hwarang, will produce the show. Their shows have a decidedly sillier bent than I was expecting of an exorcist drama, but maybe that will set this show apart from the slew of exorcist shows we’ve been getting lately.
No word yet on when we can expect School Nurse Ahn Eun-young to premiere on Netflix, but hopefully we can see it release sometime in 2019!
Via X Sports News