I’ve gotten rather addicted to sleuthing out the He Who Wears the Crown, Withstands the Weight: The Heirs (Heirs) news. It kinda heightens the fun of the wait, especially for a drama that is highly anticipated in polarizing ways. Some are primed to love it, others are ready to loath it, but in between there might be tons of folks on a wait-and-see attitude. Once I wrapped my mind around the high school setting and sticking so many leads long past that age group back in school uniform, I mentally crossed one big road block with a shrug because unless Kim Eun Sook suddenly decides to do a four-year time jump and put everyone in college, it is what it is and no need to dwell on it. I want to see what this drama turns out to be so its way past time to keep carping on its oddly youthful bent. On July 17th the first script reading happened and now the tidbits of news reveal what happened there. The SBS art director for this drama posted a picture of the first three scripts and another one of Kim Eun Sook discussing with the production crew and wrote some interesting news about what went down. Apparently the entire cast minus Choi Jin Hyuk was there – Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Kim Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk, Krystal, Park Hyung Sik, Im Joo Eun, and Kang Ha Neul. Not sure why Choi Jin Hyuk missed it other than he’s so popular right now he’s probably fielding photo or CF shoots left and right. The art director wrote that her main two projects are designing the very important school uniforms that will be worn throughout 70% of this drama, and integrating the manufacturer’s PPL. I guess we should all start getting used to seeing everyone in the same school uniforms for the majority of the drama. All the production designers also spent time discussing with Kim Eun Sook about the look and style for each of the main characters to lock it down. There was talk that maybe the drama title might change, and all I ask is that at least the word “Heirs” remains in the title so I don’t need to re-tag all my posts. Apparently after the table read of the first three completed scripts, the production team and even the president of SBS couldn’t stop gushing about how exciting and interesting the story was, very classic Kim Eun Sook. The next script reading will take place on July 30th, with filming scheduled to begin sometime in August.