Viewers in Asia are in for a treat with the premiere of new drama series, “My Sassy Girl” (엽기적인 그녀), at the same time as Korea on ONE.
Headlined by A-listers Joo Won (주원, of “Yong Pal” fame) and Oh Yeon Seo (오연서, of “Please Come Back Mister” fame), the television adaptation of the hit movie of the same name will premiere in Malaysia next month!
The original movie was so wildly popular and wello received that it has seen various adaptations over the years, including a Japanese drama series and an American film remake.
The “My Sassy Girl” drama series is being rebooted by SBS, a national South Korean television and radio network. Based on the 2001 hit movie starring Jun Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun, the project will be remade into a historical romance drama set in the Joseon era, putting a fresh new twist to the original story. The 16-episode drama is helmed by director Oh Jin Seok (of “Yong Pal” fame) and will be fully pre-produced.
“My Sassy Girl” will feature Joo Won as a handsome and intelligent scholar who is “full of himself”, since he is highly regarded as “Joseon’s national treasure, while leading lady Oh Yeon Seo plays the beautiful but eccentric Princess Hyemyung. The series will present a light-hearted romance between the two leads set against the backdrop of political intrigue in the Joseon era.
Anticipation for the drama is heightened as it is set to be lead actor Joo Won’s last drama series before his mandatory military enlistment. Joining the “Yong Pal” leading man are Kim Yoon Hye (김윤혜) and CNBLUE’s bassist Lee Jung Shin (이정신), also known as the smiling knight from 2016’s “Cinderella and Four Knights”.
“My Sassy Girl” premieres on ONE on 29th May and airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9pm with localised subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia, at the same time as its Korean telecast.
ONE is available in Malaysia on Astro Ch. 393.