Lee Seo-jin, Kwak Sun-young being courted for Korean remake of Call My Agent!
Lee Seo-jin, Kwak Sun-young
The rights to French comedy series Dix Pour Cent, known as Call My Agent! in English, has been acquired by Studio Dragon and will be remade into a Korean drama. Currently, Lee Seo-jin (Time) and Kwak Sun-young (Hospital Playlist) have received offers to star, and they’re reviewing the script positively.
The original TV show is about the behind-the-scenes world of the entertainment industry, specifically showing the work of celebrities’ managers. The show was so popular in France that it was picked up by Netflix and has been renewed for a fifth season.
With the popularity of variety programs, like Omniscient Interfering View and I Live Alone, that reveal the day-to-day lives of celebrities, it’s a natural progression to see an increase of interest for a show like Call My Agent! I’m curious but also cautious of what this new drama will offer.
K-dramas have a rather unfortunate record (so far at least) when it comes to shows that focused on the world behind the glamor and gloss we get onscreen, prime examples being Entertainer, Entourage, and Record of Youth. On the other hand, who can resist Lee Seo-jin and his dimple game?
Directed by PD Baek Seung-ryong (Pegasus Market) and co-written by Park So-young and Lee Chan, Call My Agent! will begin filming next year in February.
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