The new tvN drama Chicago Typewriter will start airing tonight. Here are some facts you should know about the drama from the cable network that has a time travel motif. Again.
For the first time in its history, tvN has now the record of airing three consecutive dramas that involve time element in their stories. The hit show Goblin has a main character (Gong Yoo) that is able to live over 900 years since the Goryeo period. It was followed by Tomorrow With You whose main character (Lee Jae-hoon), although not having God-like powers like the goblin, can travel into the future via a subway. These two dramas are now followed by Chicago Typewriter whose approach to the time motif is completely different. In this one the main characters can transport themselves 80 years back in time to the 1930s with the aid of an old typewriter.
Yoo Ah-in, Go Kyung-pyo, and Im Soo-jung play the main characters of the drama. Their characters are all writers, not just in the present time but also in the 1930s. The story of the drama essentially revolves on them as reincarnated individuals in the present who get to travel 80 years back in time just by writing something using the typewriter. They originally lived during the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea.
In a recent interview about Chicago Typewriter, Yoo Ah-in revealed that he always wanted to play the role of a writer and now that he is playing such a character, he is more than excited. He also teased that his character named Han Se-joo is inwardly neurotic and he believed it is his goal to express that so the audience would understand his character better.
Im So-jung plays the role of Han Se-joo’s super fan named Jeon Seol who ends up being his anti-fan later on. Im revealed she wanted to do the show after she read the script and described the story of the drama as alluring.
Another character to watch out for is Go Kyung-pyo, who plays the role of Yoo Jin-oh. His character is a brilliant ghostwriter who works for Han Se-joo.
Im So-jung last starred in a drama 13 years ago when she played the female lead role in I’m Sorry, I Love You. Yoo, on the other hand, is best known for his roles in the series Six Flying Dragons and the movie Veteran. As for Go Kyung-pyo, he is famous for his role in the 2015 hit cable drama Reply 1988, which was followed by a supporting role in Jealousy Incarnate.
The director of Chicago Typewriter, Kim Cheol-Kyu, noted during the press conference for the show on April 5 that the series could hardly fit into a single genre as it combines relationships, emotions, comedy and melodrama into one. “It has the anger and frustration of youths who love their country (during the Japanese occupation), heart-aching love, independence fighters’ fierce camaraderie, their tragic end and pure friendship.”
The 4-minute video below is the latest preview from tvN. Are you excited to see how the characters are exactly connected? Watch Chicago Typewriter tonight or tomorrow to find out!