There’s news on the drama scheduling front and it’s on the less intense Mon-Tues time slot. SBS has confirmed its lineup through summer 2016 with the reveal of police procedural drama Advance to follow Doctors. Coincidentally, Advance is from the screenwriter of Punch which starred Kim Rae Won, and gave his career a real critical acclaim boost, and now the screenwriter’s followup drama will follow Kim Rae Won and Park Shin Hye‘s medical drama Doctors. That puts Advance up against the end of long running MBC drama Monster and likely against KBS young sageuk Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Over on the Wed-Thurs time slot for SBS, male revenge drama Deal by the screenwriter of Mask is unable to find a leading man after Yoo Yeon Seok passed and lost it’s time slot to kidnapped kid thriller Wanted, which may not be a bad thing since it’s going up against W on MBC and Uncontrollably Fond on KBS. There’s lots of dramas to look forward to so the more the merrier!
Advance really has some screenwriter pedigree behind it, the writer didn’t just write Punch but before that also wrote Empire of Gold and Chaser. I’ll call it right now, there’s going to be black poster backdrops for Advance, and likely a cast of top notch acting talent.