It looks like Korean dramas are going to have a fantastic year as more and more new series are running. Fans will also have a brilliant year as they will get more drama with their favorite cast. There was quite a stir after the star studded cast announcement for the newest drama, Military police. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo will take the lead as one of the main cast and will mark her debut with the series. She made her singing debut in 2016. It was her first official role as a lead actress, although she made special appearances, and previous cameo appearances in two dramas. Let’s find out everything so far has been revealed at Snowdrop.
Snowdrop: Release Date
Snowdrop is an upcoming South Korean romantic historical political melodrama series. The series will premiere on JTBC’s original network. Snowdrop is not a working title for the series, but rather, is the Leehwa Women’s University Dorm. It also has other names such as seolganghwa, seolkanghwa, sulganghwa, and sulkanghwa. No official release date has been announced for Snowdrop yet. According to many sources, the drama will only air in the first half of 2021. One will get an overview of the broadcast of Snowdrop when the official seasonal project is revealed by JTBC.
Yoo Hyun-Mi is the screenwriter for this series, with Jo Hyun-Tak as the director. The production companies behind the series are JTBC Studios and Drama House. JTBC is also a distributor for the series. Development is in full swing for Snowdrop, even though it has stalled for some time in the past year. Snowdrop is Jo Hyun-Tak and Yoo Hyn-Mi’s second alliance after their 2018 hit series Sky Castle. At the end of November 2020, filming was suspended due to the supporting actor’s close contact with a COVID-19 person. However, the suspension only lasts temporarily until the test results. However, there are no recent details on the progress of the show.
Cast & Plot line
The Snowdrop cast includes Jung Hae-In, Yoo In-na, Kim Ji-soo, Jung Yoo-jin, Jang Seung-jo, Kim Hye-Yoon, and Yoon Se-ah in the main cast. They will take on the roles of Im Soo-ho, Kang Chung-ya, Eun Young-Cho, Jang Han-na, Lee Kang-moo, Kye Boon-ok, and Pi Seung-hee. There will be no news about the other cast members, but it is reported that Yum Jung Ah will be making a special appearance. JTBC officially confirmed the cast and main characters on October 5, 2020. The cast members started joining one by one starting August last year.
Kim Hye-Yoon is in talks to join from June 18, 2020, and was included in the cast list on August 18 of the same year. Kim Hye-Yoon and Jang Seung-jo joined the team officially on August 24 and August 26. Jung Yoo-Jin and Yoon Se-Ah joined the team in September and Yoo In-na in December last year.
The adaptation storyline for this series is quite different because it is taken from the handwritten notes of a man. The man was a prisoner who had escaped from a North Korean political prison camp. Snowdrop will tell a love story that takes place in the female dormitory of a prestigious university. The background will be set in 1987. It will be a mystery and thriller, also with one of the students, Eun Young-Cho hiding another male student, Im Soo-Ho in the girls dorm.
Im Soo-Ho is also a student from the same university but hides a secret because he also runs into the female dormitory covered in blood and goes into hiding. As for Eun Young-Cho, she hid Im Soo-ho when she fell in love at first sight. However, that was easier said than done because of the strict supervision of the dorms.
The housewife of Hosoo Boarding Woman University, Pi Seung-Hee is also very scary and strict. Besides that, there were still many other women in the dorm that they had to hide. There has also been criticism of the drama series with someone comparing it to Crash Landing On You. People are accused of emphasizing the complicated situation between North and South Korea and romanticizing the same complex situation.
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