Chicago Typewriter

Chicago Typewriter poster


Chicago Typewriter tells the story of three dissident writers who lived during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s. They are reincarnated into the present time as a famous male writer who experiences a career slump, a ghostwriter who makes a deal with him, and a biggest fan who ends up being his anti-fan. Using a mysterious antique typewriter, they get to be transported 80 years back in time and get the chance to live their lives during the 1930s again.


General Information

  • Status: ONGOING
  • Drama Title: Chicago Typewriter 
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Director: Kim Cheol-kyu
  • Writer: Jin Soo-wan
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast period: April 7 – May 27, 2017
  • Time Slot: 20:00 Korean Standard Time, Fri & Sat
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: tvN (cable)
  • Production Company(s): Studio Dragon, The Unicorn
  • Preceded by: Tomorrow with You
  • Followed by: Secret Forest

Main Cast & Characters

main cast of Korean drama Chicago Typewriter

Yoo Ah-in as Han Se-joo. He is a famous novelist enjoying a very successful career when a writer’s block forces him to take on a ghostwriter.

Im Soo-jung as Jeon Seol. She is veterinarian and literary fanatic who is a biggest fan of Han Se-joo but ends up being his anti-fan.

Go Kyung-pyo as Yoo Jin-oh. A ghost writer with a genius writing style who makes a deal with Han Se-joo regarding his mid-career slump.


Official Posters


Original Sountrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: Satellite by SALTNPAPER
    • No. 2: Satellite (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2