Writer Noh Hee-kyung may reunite with Bae Sung-woo and Jo In-sung in new drama
I find it really endearing whenever actors and writers or directors are known to collaborate repeatedly, because it shows a mutual respect that’s nice to see. Noh Hee-kyung is one of those writers known to frequently re-cast certain actors, and her newest project looks like it might be headed in that direction as well. Her latest show in the works, as yet untitled, has an offer out to Bae Sung-woo, who starred in Noh’s Live, and is reportedly reviewing the offer favorably.
It’s really a testament to Noh Hee-kyung’s star power that her show, which doesn’t even have a title yet, is gathering such buzz already. There’s not much in the way of plot details as of yet, but we do know that it will take center around an NGO and its humanitarian and rescue efforts. No doubt Noh Hee-kyung will infuse the show with a lot of thoughtful insight about life, work, etc. Hopefully, this show doesn’t reduce me to a blubbering mess like Dear My Friends did.
There were some early reports that also linked Jo In-sung (Dear My Friends, The Great Battle) to the project, but his agency has since refuted rumors that the actor had received an offer to star. There’s some hope yet for another possible reunion between the actor and the writer, since Jo In-sung responded to the reports by saying that since writer Noh is involved, he would definitely carefully consider any offer to join the show. If the two actors both signed up, it would be a three-way reunion, as well, since Bae Sung-woo and Jo In-sung starred in The King and The Great Battle together. The fact that they’re known to be close off-screen is just an added bonus. I will say that if Jo In-sung does join the show, my interest will definitely grow exponentially. Please return to dramaland!
The show doesn’t have a broadcaster yet, but let’s hope these casting reports indicate we’ll get some more information sooner rather than later.