BTOB’s Yook Sungjae, Hwang Jung Eum, And Choi Won Young Complete Filming For New JTBC Drama
JTBC’s new drama “Ssang Gap Pocha” (romanized title) has finished filming!
Starring BTOB’s Yook Sungjae, Hwang Jung Eum, Choi Won Young, and more, “Ssang Gap Pocha” is JTBC’s first Wednesday-Thursday drama. Filming for the drama, which began near the end of September last year, is finally complete.
The drama is based on a popular webtoon of the same name, which is rated 10 out of 10 stars on Daum and won the Excellence Award at the 2017 Korea Comic Awards. The story centers around a mysterious pojangmacha (outdoor drinking establishment) run by a prickly woman and innocent part-timer as they go around visiting customers in their dreams to help resolve their problems. Due to the popularity of the original webtoon, viewers are already highly anticipating the hilarious and touching moments the drama will portray as well as the real-life version of the characters produced by the stellar cast.
Hwang Jung Eum will be playing Wol Joo, the woman who works at the pojangmacha. She’s a counselor who solves people’s worries within the dream world. To repent for her sins from her past life, she has to resolve 100,000 people’s problems, but her success has come to a halt with 10 people remaining.
Yook Sungjae has been cast as Han Kang Bae, a customer service employee of Gapeul supermarket and part-timer at the pojangmacha. While suffering from his special ability that causes people to confess their secrets to him if he touches them, he comes to work for Wol Joo who offers to fix his problem.
Choi Won Young will play chief Gwi, the manager of the pojangmacha. Although he was assigned to manage Wol Joo’s progress as the chief detective from the afterlife police agency, he’s actually in charge of miscellaneous chores at the pojangmacha.
Furthermore, Lee Joon Hyuk will play the head grim reaper from Hell, Chief Yum. With his suit, oxfords, clutch, all-white outfit, and curly permed hair, Lee Joon Hyuk’s character is expected to deliver even more excitement to the drama. Finally, Jung Da Eun will play Yeo Rin, the unique security guard at Gapeul supermarket who has been single all her life, making men run away from her for an unknown reason.
The production team shared, “Today [on February 28], ‘Ssang Gap Pocha’ finished all of its filming. Since last September, the actors and staff went through thick and through thin to do their best for the project. We’ve pre-produced the entire project in order to present a high quality drama for ‘Ssang Gap Pocha,’ which received great interest from the moment the dramatization [of the webtoon] was decided. We’ll work hard on the post-production of the project from the time of the filming’s conclusion to the premiere.”
Directed by Jeon Chang Geun of “The Queen of Office,” “What Happens to My Family,” and “The Package,” JTBC’s first Wednesday-Thursday drama “Ssang Gap Pocha” will premiere sometime in the first half of 2020.