I think this might be it – after multiple potential airing dates associated with the completed TW-drama Hayate the Combat Butler, yesterday lead actor George Hu‘s management company Polyland posted on its Weibo a picture of George in the recording studio doing voice work for Hayate (see picture below), with the accompanying caption that Hayate is scheduled to air on GTV on June 19, 2011.
Coincidentally, this would mean Hayate premieres just 10 days before lead actress Park Shin Hye‘s K-drama You’ve Fallen for Me (formerly known as Festival) premieres on MBC. Park Shin Hye having two new dramas airing simultaneously in two countries is quite a feat. I hope Hayate’s airdate is true, because I’m game for a cute manga-adaptation. This also explains why there have been no trailers yet, since it appears the voice work is not completed at this point.
George will also have two dramas airing simulataneously as well if Hayate airs on June 19, since he is starring in the sequel to the highly-rated TW-drama Rookies Diary, called unsurprisingly Rookies Diary 2, which is like a Mash-meets-boarding-school drama.
My only concern with Hayate is that George and Shin Hye didn’t exactly get along during the filming (they don’t loathe each other the way Vanness Wu and Lynn Xiong did on the set of Material Queen, but it was pretty frosty from what I’ve heard), so either the chemistry will be nonexistent, or they will channel it into some crazy one-up-each-other acting. Who knows, but it makes me even more curious now.