Namgoong Min up to play baseball manager in SBS sports drama
Sports dramas can be such gems when done correctly. Add an actor like Namgoong Min (Doctor Prisoner) to the mix, and I’m already sold. SBS has a new underdog baseball drama in the works titled Stove League, and an offer is out to Namgoong Min, who is ‘positively considering.’
It sounds like the show is still in its early stages, so there’s not much information out there, besides the fact that it will center around a pro-league baseball team during their pre-season. This team is at the bottom of the league, naturally, and we will watch them grow into their full potential under their new general manager, played by Namgoong Min. His character is described as efficient and hardworking, but he lacks interpersonal skills, which makes him pretty unpopular wherever he goes. I’m sure his arrival will ruffle quite a few feathers and create some tension at his new position as well, but that’s all part of the growing pains this team will have to face.
Writing is Lee Shin-hwa, and in the director’s chair is PD Jung Dong-yoon, whose credits include SBS melo Fate and Wrath. I can’t find any credits under Lee Shin-hwa, and I don’t think I’ve seen any of this PD’s shows, so I’m not sure what to expect. But I love a good underdog sports story, and if Namgoong Min agrees to play the disliked (at first), but effective manager of a bottom-of-the-table baseball team, I will definitely have to check it out.
Stove League is slated to premiere sometime in November after Vagabond.
Via Ilgan Sports
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