Chicago Typewriter

Chicago Typewriter


Chicago Typewriter tells the story of three independence fighters 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 becomes his anti-fan for a while. The three meet in the present time and write together a novel about the events in the past that lead to them separating  from each other.


General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • 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 a veterinarian and literary fanatic who is the biggest fan of Han Se-joo.

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.


Chicago Typewriter Viewership Ratings Data The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All rating values are expressed in %.
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
1Apr 7, 20172.6492.9243.8
2Apr, 8, 20172.8223.2533.2
3Apr 14, 20172.2352.5552.3
4Apr 15, 20172.0942.6882.6
5Apr 21, 20171.9201.8471.9
6Apr 22, 20172.2362.8402.6
7Apr 28, 20171.7692.5462.4
8Apr 29, 20172.4493.1622.8
9May 12, 20172.3222.7613.7
10May 13, 20172.2753.0342.0
11May 19, 20172.4502.6722.5
12May 20, 20172.2522.9542.4
13May 26, 20172.3352.7952.2
14May 27, 20171.4441.7621.7
15Jun 2, 20172.4192.9752.4
16Jun 3, 20172.1622.5512.9

Official Posters


Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: Satellite by SALTNPAPER
    • No. 2: Satellite (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2
  • OST Part 3
  • OST Part 4
    • No. 1: Be My Light by Kevin Oh
    • No. 2: Be My Light (instrumental)
  • OST Part 5
    • No. 1: Come With Me by Boni Pueri
    • No. 2: Time Walk by Boni Pueri

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