JTBC has revealed on the 26th its plans of creating a new series tentatively called Fly, Butterfly, and they are courting Kim Hyang-gi to be part of the cast.
A source from the actress’ agency, Namoo Actors, has since disclosed that Kim is indeed currently looking over the proposal to appear in the drama.
Fly, Butterfly will follow the lives of hair salon employees who are growing together as individuals and in the process, are learning to embrace themselves for their humble yet skillful profession. The drama aims to capture timely and true-to-life predicaments encountered by the youth of today, treading on various themes such as coming of age and self-acceptance.
Kim Hyang-gi started her acting career in 2006 at the tender age of five. She furthered her experience by taking on supporting roles in dramas like Salt Doll (2007), Hero (2009–2010), and The Queen’s Classroom (2013). Kim then went on to portray main roles that started from drama specials such as You’re Pretty, Oh Man-bok (2014) and Snowy Road (2015) to full-length TV series like Sweet Revenge (2017), Drunk in Good Taste (2018), and most recently, At Eighteen (2019).
Screenwriter Park Yeon-seon, whose works include JTBC’s two-season drama Hello, My Twenties! (2016, 2017), will pen the script whereas PDs Kim Da-ye of the JTBC Drama Festa: Hello Dracula (2020) and Kim Bo-kyung of JTBC’s The Wind Blows (2019) are set to collaborate in helming the project.
Fly, Butterfly is targeting to jump-start its production in the second half of 2020.