The unglamorous life of a celebrity manager in new teaser for tvN’s Call My Agent
As Korea’s latest foreign remake, tvN’s Call My Agent — which is an adaptation of the original hit French show — has a big name to live up to. Thankfully, with the new teaser that just dropped, it looks like they’ll be keeping that same fast-paced Devil Wears Prada energy in this version.
Call My Agent focuses on the busy professional lives of employees at an elite talent agency and the hijinks that arise in their line of work. Lee Seo-jin (Dr. Park’s Clinic) plays Ma Tae-oh, the director of the agency with a gentle personality but a shark’s business intuition. Working alongside him is Kwak Sun-young (Inspector Koo), playing Chun Jae-in, whose name literally translates to “a genius.” She’s a highly-efficient veteran team leader who has seen all the ins and outs of the industry throughout her many years as a manager. While her workaholic tendencies and hot temper often clash with Tae-oh’s charming demeanor, they have a solid professional camaraderie built off years of having each other’s backs.
Rounding out the agency employees, we also have Seo Hyun-woo (Adamas) playing Kim Joong-don, another team leader who (often naively) strives to be a dependable source of support to his talents, and Joo Hyun-young (Extraordinary Attorney Woo) playing Sohn Hyun-joo, a bumbling rookie manager who always dreamed of working in the entertainment industry. Together, the four will bargain, lose sleep, scream, or whatever else it takes to ensure the best for their talents.
The teaser drops us right into the action. We see our three managers making a mad dash to their client’s filming location by motorcycle, bike, and crazed sprinting, while through the narration, we hear Jae-in ask a wannabe manager if they’re okay with the “long hours, unending sleepless nights, and complete lack of personal life” needed to make this job work. And on the other, more administrative side of the curtain, we see Tae-oh flashing his networking magic over the phone and in-person in an attempt to land his actor’s next magnum opus opportunity.
Amidst the chaos, we end on a voiceover of Tae-oh asking Hyun-joo what she wants to do as a job, and she sheepishly responds: “a talent manager.”
Written by Park So-young (I Hate Going to Work) and directed by Baek Seung-ryong (Pegasus Market), Call My Agent will premiere on November 7 on tvN.