tvN‘s representative recently revealed that the production team of hit series “SNL Korea” is going to make a spin-off drama which might premiere in June – July of this year.
The drama will be directed by PD Baek Seung Ryong, the man behind the “Phantom of the Opera” parody music video and the outdoor vignettes such as the fan-fiction vignette which revived the memories of H.O.T fans. CP Ahn Sang Hui is also confirmed to join the production crew.
“SNL Korea” cast members are likely to turn out in full force for the drama. Actress Kim Seul Gi is currently a strong candidate, however, tvN’s reps said, “we are still in the early stages, nothing has been finalized.”
Meanwhile, the fifth season of “SNL Korea” is set to premiere on March 1. This season, “SNL Korea” has made an extensive transformation. They will be moving away from their 19+ concept, geared towards the male audience, and will try to represent the views of both males and females. The Weekend Update corner has been taken out, and plans have been laid for a new corner with a talk show format. With these new changes, “SNL Korea” aims to create a slightly more Korean flavor in order to connect better with local audiences. Actress Clara has stepped down from the regular cast of “SNL Korea” due to scheduling conflicts. She is currently working on the tvN drama “Emergency Couple.”