Less than a week until our beloved Park Ki Woong is once again a civilian, and he’s wasting no time getting back to work (thank goodness!). He’s signed on to upcoming MBC drama Monster starring Kang Ji Hwan (as well as Jin Tae Hyun and Go Yoon, in case anyone else is wondering who’s rounding out the photo above). Monster is by the same screenwriter of Giant, History of the Salaryman, Incarnation of Money, and Empress Ki (all of which your admin highly enjoyed and highly recommends) and it’ll run for 50 episodes, so those four years of waiting for him to return to Dramaland will finally pay off.
Despite not having yet confirmed a leading actress, the drama will start shooting next week. This is possible because they’re going to shoot the scenes with the younger versions of the lead (which, knowing this production team’s past work, will probably last at least four or six episodes). It’s still kind of worrying that there’s no lead actress cast yet, but hopefully we’ll hear news soon. Also fingers (and toes!) crossed that we’ll get plenty of post-army abs scenes because, hey, nothing goes with the story of a man (heh) caught up in a revenge plot against the 0.001% of Korean society than lots of brooding shower scenes. Just sayin’.
Monster will premiere the first week of April, taking over GlamorousTemptation’s Mon/Tues timeslot.