Meet the new resident doctors in Hospital Playlist spinoff
Expectations have been high ever since the team behind Hospital Playlist announced the spin-off for their beloved show. So it’s exciting to see that things are moving full steam ahead in the production of The Not Yet Wise Resident Life with the news of their main cast Go Yoon-jung (Moving), Shin Shi-ah (The Witch: Part 2), Kang Yoo-seok (Black Knight), Jung Joon-won (A Model Family), and rookie Han Ye-ji.
The premise is similar to the original, but instead of following an airtight group of amazing professional doctor friends, we’ll follow the lives of our cast playing four green OBGYN residents as they navigate the late nights, urgent demands, and social pressures that come with the start of their medical careers at Yulje Medical Center’s Jongno branch (not the main branch where the original characters work). They may have a long way to go before they’re as thoughtful as Yang Seok-hyung or as cool-under-pressure as Chae Song-hwa, but what they do have is passion in spades.
Everything about this drama feels like a changing of the guard, even down to the production. While the original writer-director duo behind the Reply and Hospital Playlist series Lee Woo-jung and Shin Won-ho are attached to this project, they’ve taken more of a creative supervisory role while the actual job of writing and directing the drama is being handled by Kim Song-hee (who was an assistant writer for Reply 1988 and Hospital Playlist) and PD Lee Min-soo (Heartbeat). My hopes are high that even with a new team, this show doesn’t lose sight of the empathetic humanism that made the original series so great.
Furthermore, besides the uber-popular mega-talented Go Yoon-jung, while I can’t say I’m too familiar with the rest of the cast, with the Reply series’ storied history of launching the careers of its rookie actors, I’m excited to see how these fresh faces will turn into some of dramaland’s must-watch favs.
The Not Yet Wise Resident Life is slated to premiere in 2024 on tvN.
Shin Shi-ah, Han Ye-ji, Kang Yoo-seok, Jung Joon-won