Producing director (PD) Jang Tae Yoo of “My Love from the Star” will be directing a new drama!
On June 19, it was reported that “Hyena” (literal title) will be directed by PD Jang Tae Yoo, produced by Key East, and broadcast on KBS 2TV.
In a phone interview with News1, PD Jang Tae Yoo confirmed the reports, stating, “I’m preparing for a project. It’s currently at the stage of script development, but writer Kim Roo Ri is an experienced writer who’s good at writing scripts.”
He continued, “It’s a really fun drama, and I think it’ll be different from previous legal dramas. It’s a drama centered around the characters, so it’ll show the actors’ hard work. I’m going to work hard to make this project.”
“Hyena” is about lawyers who defend the top one percent. Although its leads are lawyers, this will be not be a legal drama. It explores these fierce lawyers who use the law as a tool for survival, and it tells stories about people and the brutal game of survival surrounding these various characters. Song Hye Kyo and Joo Ji Hoon are currently in talks to play the leads.
This will be PD Jang Tae Yoo’s first Korean drama in five years since “My Love from the Star” which enjoyed immense popularity at home and overseas. After leaving SBS, he received an offer to direct the pre-produced drama “Four Brothers,” but left the drama due to ongoing conflict with the production company. He’ll be working with writer Kim Roo Ri who received the award of excellence in the 2013 SBS script contest.
“Hyena” will premiere sometime in November. In the meantime, start watching “My Love from the Star” with English subtitles below:
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