Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk Reunite After 12 Years for “Fated to Love You”
It was meant to be!
Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara have confirmed to star together in a new drama, 12 years after starring together in SBS drama “Successful Story of a Bright Girl.” They will be showing off their chemistry again in the MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama “Fated to Love You”slated to air this summer following the completion of Kim Myung Min’s “A New Leaf” in July.
“Fated to Love You” is a remake of a 2008 Taiwanese drama of the same name. The drama achieved historically high average ratings of 10%, with peak ratings hitting 14.6%, in Taiwan. This would be equivalent to a rating of 70% in Korea. The drama will be produced by Number Three Pictures (“Arang and the Magistrate”) and directed by Lee Dong Yoon (“Queen’s Classroom,” “The Greatest Love”).
“Fated to Love You” is about an average woman without a personality or a sense of existence, who accidentally becomes pregnant with the child of a chaebol heir, and the story that unfolds thereafter. The synopsis below closely resembles that of the original Taiwanese drama.
The male protagonist, Lee Hyun Soo, is the president of a chemical company that produces household items. He has a ballerina girlfriend, but he’s faced by opposition from the family.
Kang Yoon Kyung is the main female character. She calls a small island in Dadohae home, and now works as a contracted office girl at a law firm after graduating from a provincial college. Her nickname is “Post-it,” just like a sticky note, because her inability to say no to others results in her colleagues taking advantage of her to do their work.
There are already high expectations for this drama due to the popularity of the original version in Taiwan, and the ratings success Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara brought with “Successful Story of a Bright Girl,” recording a high of 42.6%.
Soompiers, are you excited as well?