With strict regulation in place on the set of Wise Prison Life to avoid information on the script of the drama from being leaked to the public, very little is known about the drama’s main characters. A news report from dongA.com, however, has mentioned that Krystal of girl group f(x) will be playing the girlfriend of Park Hae-soo’s character in the upcoming series.
Wise Prison Life is the latest project from PD Shin Won-ho who received accolades and recognition for his Reply series that became successful and popular locally and abroad. Simply put, it is a black comedy exploring the daily lives of prison inmates, which is a very unusual screenplay concept in the Kdrama industry. Playing the leading roles in the drama are Park Hae-soo (Six Flying Dragons) and Jung Kyung-ho (Missing Nine).
While details on Jung Kyung-ho’s character is still unknown, Park Hae-soo’s role is revealed to be a prison inmate and Krystal, who is taking on the lead female role, will be playing his girlfriend. A crew member from the drama revealed that her character is “a woman who appears bright and outgoing on the outside, but has a delicate heart like no other.”
Krystal is currently playing a water goddess in tvN’s fantasy rom-com Bride of the Water God. Although she had already starred in a number of dramas such as The Heirs and My Love Girl, some viewers are still criticizing her acting skills and calling her inexperienced. Despite this, she got the main female lead in PD Shin’s new drama in which she is expected to improve her image as an actress. The director is known to choose relatively inexperienced actors in his drama projects that help them succeed later in the industry. As an example, Park Bo-gum became widely popular after starring in Reply 1988.
Wise Prison Life marks Krystal second drama wherein she is playing the female lead. The drama will be written by Jung Bo-hoon who worked with PD Shin Won-hoo previously as a junior writer in Reply series. It is slated to air on tvN this October, probably taking over Criminal Minds on Wednesdays and Thursdays.