The line-up for KBS 2016 dramas is pretty jam packed already, with high profile dramas Descendants of the Sun and Arbitrarily Fondly leading the media coverage. That doesn’t mean the network isn’t continuing to ready additional dramas that has the hallmarks of being a potential hit, and one way is to go back to work with screenwriters and PDs who have delivered hits for the network before. One of the biggest surprise dramas of the last few years was KBS uber melodrama Secret (Secret Love) with Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum, that drama was the ratings leader and handily beat Heirs, which only managed to jump in ratings after Secret ended its run. One of the screenwriters of Secrets Yoo Bo Ra is preparing a comeback drama for KBS in 2016 tentatively called Wild Passion (or Barbaric Passion). Boy does she go for way intense concepts or what, lol.
KBS is handing this new Yoo Bo Ra drama to network PD Kim Jin Woo who directed Good Doctor and Wild Romance, the former a hit for KBS and the latter a big misfire though it has some cult fans who enjoyed the off beat nature of the drama. I;m not sure when KBS wants to slot this new drama but likely Mon-Tues, which currently has Oh My Venus premiering soon followed by Moorim School.