Fun K-drama casting rumors, more legit than random fan daydreams of “I want so-and-so to star in this drama”, are making the rounds to shake up this Wednesday hump day. DC is abuzz with two separate juicy casting reveals by a poster who has a great track record of casting spoilers that later turn out to be true. Even then, take this with a grain of salt since people can always back out later on. First up is Moon Chae Won wgo is rumored to be in talks for the next KBS Mon-Tues drama airing in late fall tentatively called I Live Alone, to follow Taming Mother-in-law which will air once I Remember You wraps up.
Moon Chae Won has had a three successive drama hits on KBS with Good Doctor, Nice Guy, and The Princess’s Man, so it’s highly probable she will pick the network for her next drama. I Live Alone will be directed by the PD Lee Jong Sub of Healer, he’s a KBS regular and I’ve actually watched many of the dramas he’s directed but clearly Healer is his most recent buzzed about directorial work. The potential worrisome kicker in this project is the screenwriter being Kim Do Hyun, whose most recent work was taking over the remaining 2/3rd of My Secret Hotel, and before that wrote Goodbye Dear Wife for cable network Channel A.
I don’t want to write off I Live Alone just on the possible weakness of the screenwriter alone, especially since the PD is a very experienced and talented with multiple genres, plus I really want to see Moon Chae Won back onscreen sooner rather than later. Kim Do Hyun taking over MSH did make the latter half a mess but ghostwriting a story that she didn’t originate is a tough feat for any writer so for now I’ll keep my hopes up. If Moon Chae Won does do it, I think I Live Alone with air on KBS Mon-Tues at the same time KBS is airing Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo‘s Descendants of the Sun on Wed-Thurs, making it a cute sorta reunion for my Nice Guy OTP over the KBS airwaves.
The second big casting rumor today is Lee Jong Seok likely going over to MBC for his next drama, the highly anticipated followup by screenwriter Choi Ran after her last hit God’s Gift: 14 Days. She wrote the drama for SBS, and her last drama before God’s Gift was Iljimae with Lee Jun Ki which also aired on SBS, but reportedly her next drama called Saver will be airing on MBC early 2016. Drama insiders are saying that Lee Jong Seok will be headlining Saver and it’s a done casting deal, with him excited to take on yet another challenge as the drama will be in the same genre as God’s Gift and be a humanistic mystery thriller. This one sounds super promising and a great choice for Lee Jong Seok if he does confirm later on.