On October 20th KBS released new information regarding this year's season of drama specials. Ten drama specials will be released this seasons, starting with "Drama Special - Modern Girl" on November 7th. "Drama Special - Crevasse" will follow on November 14th. "Drama Special - The Joys and Sorrows of Work" will come out on November 21st. "Drama Special - The Place We Put the Lilacs" will air on November 28th.
New details chiefly concern the next three drama specials in the sequence. "Drama Special - The Teacher" will be directed by Na Soo-ji and written by Kang Han. It will star Kim Dae-geon, Woo Da-vi, Moon Yoo-kang, and Lee Yeon in a story about a distinguished professor looking back on the bullying of his high school years.
"Drama Special - The Reason Why I Can't Tell You" now has a confirmed director, Hong Eun-mi, and a confirmed scriptwriter, Yoon Kyeong-ah. The tone of the drama, which will star Shin Hyun-soo and Go Min-si in the leading roles, will be that of a human melodrama. The profession fo Shin Hyun-soo's character has been confirmed to be as a professional photographer, with him meeting Go Min-si's character for the first time in a long time over the course of a one day class.
Lastly, "Drama Special - Trip" will be directed by Yoo Kwan-mo and written by Yeo Myung-jae. It will deal with the friendship between an elderly peddler and a middled aged fruit merchant. Son Sook has been confirmed to play the elderly peddler while Jung Woong-in will play the fruit merchant. These dramas are expected to be broadcast in December although the exact broadcast order is as yet unknown.
Written by William Schwartz
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