Network and broadcast have been finalized for the upcoming drama version of My Sassy Girl, which is nice to wash away the stench from the failed My Sassy Girl 2 sequel abomination. Now it’s time to find the titular sassy girl drama version and hope she can carve out her own identity outside of the role that Jeon Ji Hyun made famous. Joo Won has been confirmed as the male in the drama My Sassy Girl and SBS has scooped up the show for airing in early 2017.
The drama will be directed by the PD of Yongpal Oh Jin Seok, with filming to start in July for a 100% pre-production. The drama will aim to be simulcast in Korea-China-Japan at the same time. The big twist is that drama My Sassy Girl will not be a modern rom-com but instead will be a sageuk and the production company behind it did Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Sageuk Sassy Girl will be Joo Won’s last drama before he enlists sometime next year. The production is reportedly holding expansive auditions to find the perfect female lead and is not discounting a potential newbie.