Kim Jong Kook is in the final stages of signing the contract and is set to play a variety show PD and will be a senior to Cha Tae Hyun’s character. He will be attending the first script reading next month. In real life, Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Kook are well-known longtime best friends and peers.
“Producer” is set in the world of the variety entertainment department of a television network. Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Tae Hyun will play senior PDs, while IU will play a top songstress. The drama will be helmed by Seo Soo Min, a variety show PD who has led “Gag Concert” and “1 Night 2 Days.”
The drama is set to air in late April or early May during the Friday-Saturday 11 p.m. time slot.