Running Man’s commander Kim Jong Kook has been cast as entertainment PD for upcoming KBS drama Producer. I got a feeling it’s because of his bff Cha Tae Hyun.
Their bromance & friendship in real life is very precious ^^
He’ll join Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun, IU and the rest of the casts for the first script reading due to be held next week.
Producer is scheduled to be broadcast end of April or early May. It’s still unclear if they’re still going to air it on Friday-Saturday 11PM or change it to a better timeslot.
This drama’s production team has already been called as the Dream Team hence the officials are apparently expecting Producer to achieve double digit ratings (>10%). Very high expectation which gives the Dream Team a burden yet motivation to do well.
Acting-wise, they have stellar casts. I haven’t seen Kim Jong Kook in any drama, but I think his role will be a minor role. Plot-wise, writer Park Ji Eun‘s dramas (You Who came from the Stars, My Husband got a Family, Queen of Housewives) were smashing hits. She’ll work together with variety star PD Seo Soo Min who successfully directed Gag Concert and is now the CP of KBS varshow Happy Sunday (Superman is Back & 1n2d).
Producer is a hybrid drama set in the world of variety & music show departments. Cha Tae Hyun will play veteran variety PD, Gong Hyo Jin as veteran music show PD, Kim Soo Hyun as junior PD and IU as ice princess top singer. This drama is in great hands so fingers crossed it’ll be one of the best drama of the year.