Ji Chang-wook to return to dramaland as cryogenic man for tvN
Ji Chang-wook (Suspicious Partner) has confirmed his first post-army project will be the tvN sci-fi romance, Melt Me. The drama is about a man and woman who volunteer to take part in an experiment to be cryogenically frozen for 24 hours. Things don’t go to plan however, as someone mysteriously conspires to leave them frozen for 20 years. When they’re re-animated, they must keep their body temperatures at a chilly 88.7° Fareneheit (31.5° Celsius) in order to survive.
Prior to being frozen, Ji Chang-wook’s character was a hugely popular variety show PD named Ma Dong-chang. (So…Ma PD. I hope one of Ma PD’s signature shows will be 2 Nights 3 Days.) Every show he created turned into a huge hit, and his next variety show was called The Frozen Human Project. He volunteered to take part in the filming and be frozen, assuming he’d awake in 24 hours. 20 years later, he awakens to find that decades have passed and all of his loved ones have aged–while he looks the same as he did all those years ago.
Though Ji Chang-wook is confirmed, his costar has yet to be announced. PD Shin Woo-chul (Secret Garden, Lovers in Paris, A Gentleman’s Dignity) will be partnering up with writer Baek Mi-kyung (Strong Girl Do Bong-soon, Woman of Dignity).
Melt Me is scheduled to premiere on tvN in the second half of the year.
Via Sports Seoul
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