The upcoming Webtoon-based Korean drama “Jeong Nyeon” boasts a star-studded cast featuring Kim Tae Ri, Shin Ye Eun, Ra Mi Ran, Moon So Ri, and more. Dive into the captivating details of this eagerly anticipated show below!
New Korean Drama “Jeong Nyeon” Confirms Star-Studded Cast Kim Tae Ri, Shin Ye Eun, and More
The highly anticipated life-adaptation performance of the captivating webtoon “Jeong Nyeon,” created by writer Seo Ireh and illustrator Namon, is finally happening! With a compelling storyline, this enthralling drama is set in the 1950s.
It vividly depicts the era when the traditional ‘gukgeuk’ musical troupe dominated the Korean entertainment industry. However, the popularity of ‘gukgeuk’ was ultimately overtaken by the rise of television and cinema in the 1960s.
The creators of “Jeong Nyeon” have beautifully portrayed the glory days of ‘gukgeuk’ artists in their riveting series. This historical gem graced the digital pages of Naver Webtoon from April 2019 to May 2022, mesmerizing readers with its gripping storyline.
Furthermore, “Jeong Nyeon” has reached even more fans with the release of its graphic novel edition, published by Publisher Munhak Dongne. To add to its allure, the National Changgeuk Company of Korea has brought the story to life on stage in a mesmerizing “changgeuk” adaptation.
Synopsis of “Jeong Nyeon”
The forthcoming historical Korean drama “Jeong Nyeon” beautifully narrates the tale of a young girl named Jeong Nyeon from Mokpo. Endowed with a mesmerizing singing voice, she aspires to become a renowned ‘gukgeuk’ artist to escape poverty. Her journey leads her to join a women’s theater troupe.
The captivating drama also delves into the rivalry between Jeong Nyeon and Heo Yeong Seo, each representing contrasting qualities and backgrounds. While Jeong Nyeon grapples with self-doubt despite her immense talent, Yeong Seo exudes composure while yearning for validation. These disparities, stemming from their appearances and personalities, contribute to the depth and allure of the storyline.
Cast of Characters
Kim Tae Ri as Yoon Jeong Nyeon
Yoon Jeong Nyeon is a brilliant pansori (Korean genre of musical storytelling) performer. She relocates from Mokpo to Seoul, aiming to make her mark as a renowned theatrical actress.
Anticipation for Kim Tae Ri’s exceptional performance is growing following her impressive role in “Revenant.” The actress is expected to embody and synchronize with the character flawlessly. Will she cut her long hair to fit the character’s story?
Shin Ye Eun as Heo Yeong Seo
Heo Yeong Seo comes from a wealthy family with great singing, dancing, and acting talent. As a result, she becomes a formidable rival for Jeong Nyeon in pursuing their shared aspirations.
Shin Ye Eun, who previously had a successful role as young Park Yeon Jin in “The Glory,” will now demonstrate her acting prowess in this forthcoming drama.
Ra Mi Ran as Kang So Bok
Kang So Bok is the charismatic and strong-willed Mae Ran, Korean Traditional Woman’s Opera director.
Ra Mi Ran has chosen her next project, “Jeong Nyeon,” after her drama “Cold Blooded Intern.” Following her roles in “The Good Bad Mother” and “Cold Blooded Intern,” her dynamic performance adds depth to “Jeong Nyeon.”
Moon So Ri as Seo Yong Rye
Seo Yong Rye is Yoon Jeong Nyeon’s mother and a former renowned pansori singer. She left her illustrious career behind to raise Jeong Nyeon alone. The reunion of Moon So Ri and Kim Tae Ri, who previously starred together in “Little Forest,” promises to deliver a compelling dynamic.
Moreover, Kim Yoon Hye and Jung Eun Chae will be part of the “Jeong Nyeon” Korean drama. However, the character details for Kim Yoon Hye and Jung Eun Chae in “Jeong Nyeon” have not been revealed yet.
Filming and Release of “Jeong Nyeon”
The upcoming historical drama marks the first collaboration between director Jeong Ji In and scriptwriter Choi Hyo Bi. Director Jeong Ji In, known for her success with the popular series “The Red Sleeve,” will bring her expertise to this project. Meanwhile, scriptwriter Choi Hyo Bi has recently showcased her talent in the Netflix series “A Time Called You.”
Furthermore, Studio N, Management mmm, and NPO Entertainment will collaborate on its production. In addition, the filming for “Jeong Nyeon” is set to begin in September this year, with an anticipated premiere in 2023.
Meanwhile, watch the OSTs of the webtoon “Jeong Nyeon” below and keep your tab open at Kpoppost to stay updated on the “Jeong Nyeon” Korean drama! Also, make sure to follow Kpoppost on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, and Instagram for more Korean entertainment news.
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