Hong Sisters: On the Prowl

Posted by Stephanie on September 12, 2017

Casting News

Woohoo….or… more of an uhoh… turns out Hong Sisters are still on the hunt for someone, anyone to star in their upcoming drama, Hwayugi. Makes you wonder just what’s going on with that script over there. I mean, it’s been a while, but it’s the previous golden star writing pair, The Hong Sisters for crying out loud. 

Recap: It’s been a while since their last drama, Warm and Cozy was out. It’s been a while since they’ve had their last mega hit, which, if I had to guess would be Master’s Sun, or possibly whatever was before that Gong Yoo one. When it was announced that they were coming back to TV, they said that they had Cha Seung Won attached, not as the lead-lead but as a heavy side character. (If I had to guess I’d say it would be something like You’re All Surrounded, where Lee Seung Gi was the hero, but Cha Seung Won had a part that, in any other drama, would have been lead.) The production was trying to get Park Bo Gum to be hero-y shaped actor for the lead.

Surprise?

Park Bo Gum took a pass. And this is not me being snarky, I was actually really surprised when he did pass on the drama. I mean, it is the Hong Sisters. When they are on their game, they are on their game. With Park Bo Gum newly topping the tv-hero star list, it seemed like it would be a good pairing. But, pass he did. So now we’re on the hunt again. Next up?

Surprise x 2?

Lee Seung Gi! This is interesting on all sorts of levels. 1) Woohoo! You know what this means? This means Lee Seung Gi is about to be busted out of the military! And by busted out, I mean, properly released as I can’t imagine squeaky clean Lee Seung Gi doing anything remotely on the DL. So excited to see him again. Kind of hoping his next round out won’t be this drama as, while I don’t really have anything against the Hong Sisters, from the sounds of the premise the show isn’t really for me. 2) we know Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won have chemistry together as, as mentioned previously, they starred in You’re All Surrounded together and had great chemistry. 3) Everyone knew they were going to have great chemistry in You’re All Surrounded as they had great chemistry in the brief cameo Lee Seung Gi had in Best Love (or Greatest Love) the Hong Sisters drama.

Look! It’s a circle!

Of course, this casting isn’t set yet, so let’s not get too excited, but some drama has to be his first drama back and I can see the lure of him working with writers he’s worked before, with an actor he’s worked with before. Way to ease back into the drama pool again.

Also ‘positively considering’ a role in the drama is Oh Yeon Seo, I’m guessing for the lead role, but I’m not really sure. She’s previously done shows like Jang Bo Ri Is Here, Shine Or Go Crazy (was this any good? I was thinking about picking it up), and Please Come Back, Mister.

I’ll be interested to see where casting goes for this show. If this show is good or not. Where the Hong Sisters go from here.

 

 

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