Krystal Jung of girl group f(x) has been offered to play the lead female role in the new drama of PD Shin Won-ho, the man behind the successful tvN dramas, Reply 1997, Reply 1994, and Reply 1988. The director’s new drama is called Wise Prison Life, a black comedy series about the everyday lives of prison inmates and the people around them.
A source from tvN did not provide the description of the character offered to Krystal and said today that nothing has been decided yet and the final casting will be revealed soon. However, if she accepts the offer, she will be acting opposite actors Jung Kyung-ho (Missing Nine) and Park Hae-soo (The Liar and His Lover), who were confirmed to play the lead roles last week. PD Shin Won-ho confirmed the casting of the two actors himself, but also did not disclose the details of their characters. It has yet to be known whether or not both actors will be playing as prisoners in the upcoming drama.
Krystal Jung is playing a supporting role in the currently airing tvN drama, Bride of the Water God. Her character in the fantasy drama is named Moo Ra, a goddess from the Water Kingdom who has lived among human beings for centuries and is currently living her life as a famous actress. Should she accept the offer, Wise Prison Life will become her second drama in which she is playing a leading role, next to My Lovely Girl.
Wise Prison Life will be written by Jung Bo-hoon, a junior writer from the Reply series. PD Shin announced earlier this year that instead of making another installment of the popular Reply or Answer Me franchise, he will be making a new drama that will show how ‘people in prison’ live in such a place. The production team of the drama is planning to broadcast it every Wednesdays and Thursdays starting this October, probably after Criminal Minds.