“Today’s Webtoon” Introduces The Passionate Editors And Authors Of The Webtoon Industry
SBS’s upcoming drama “Today’s Webtoon” shared new stills previewing the cast!
“Today’s Webtoon” is a Korean remake of the popular 2016 Japanese drama “Sleepeeer Hit!” The drama will tell the story of On Ma Eum (Kim Sejeong), a former judo athlete who joins Neon Webtoon’s editorial department as a new employee and struggles to mature into a true editor amidst South Korea’s competitive webtoon industry.
The stills give a sneak preview of the editors at Neon Webtoon’s editing department. They are the ones who consider the industry trends, communicate with the webtoon authors they are in charge of, and struggle so that the webtoon chapters can be uploaded on time.
With Jang Man Chul (Park Ho San), who sincerely loves manhwa (Korean comics), and Seok Ji Hyung (Choi Daniel) at the head, the editing department also consists of the result-oriented editor Kwon Young Bae (Yang Hyun Min), editing department ace Ki Yoo Mi (Kang Rae Yeon), and Choi Do Hee (Ahn Tae Hwan) who respects the nobility of creation.
On Ma Eum (Kim Sejeong) and Goo Joon Young (Nam Yoon Su) will enter the department as new employees. An interesting point to pay attention to in the upcoming drama will be how these two will mature into true editors as they set out to resolve unexpected problems that occur and learn how to support their writers.
On the flip side, there are the writers of “Today’s Webtoon” who work hard to create webtoons and each have their own struggles despite the reliable support from the editing team. They face a variety of concerns ranging from falling into the temptation of completing a long-running series to dealing with a slump, being uncertain of what to do with all the sudden popularity, and struggling to make their debut.
The stills preview manhwa industry legend Baek Eo Jin (Kim Kab Soo), Neon’s representative author Na Kang Nam (Im Chul Soo), genius rookie Shin Dae Ryoon (Kim Do Hoon), popular star writer Ppommeu (Ha Yul Ri), celebrity author Oh Yoon (Highlight’s Son Dongwoon), Lee Woo Jin (Jang Sung Yoon) who participates in Neon Webtoon’s camp, and rookie author Goo Seul Ah (Jeon Hye Yeon) who realistically worries about employment.
The production team shared, “‘Today’s Webtoon’ deals with the story behind the webtoon projects we’ve enjoyed and the story of the people who worked hard to produce those works. With this, we plan on vividly conveying the reality of the webtoon industry for the first time in K-drama. We are putting effort into the realism so that viewers can get a sneak peek of the industry stories they were curious about through ‘Today’s Webtoon.'”
“Today’s Webtoon” premieres on July 29 at 10 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki!
While waiting, watch Kim Sejeong in “School 2017” below: