After the grand success of “Descendants of the Sun” that starred Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo and swept Asia, Samhwa Network has announced that upcoming South Korean blockbuster-melodrama “Uncontrollably Fond” that stars Kim Woo-bin and Lee Min-ho’s girlfriend Bae Suzy will get a simultaneous broadcast in five countries across the world.
According to a local media outlet, the television drama will launch in South Korea, North America, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan on July 6. In the United States, “Uncontrollably Fond” will premiere on the same date in DramaFever, a video website owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Yibada reported.
In China, the 20-part show will air on a video-streaming service called Youku Tudou, while it will be simulcast on television with either subtitles or dubbing in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The giant company went ahead to say that they are actively in talks with many international networks, including in Japan, in light of the show’s broadcasting rights.
According to Yonhap, the soap was originally scheduled to air only in South Korea and China.
This melodrama television series is the latest project of screenwriter Lee Kyung-hee who also created the 2004 hit drama “I’m Sorry, I Love You” and the 2012 “The Innocent Man.” Due to the unequivocal success of “Descendants of the Sun”, the show’s production team opted the fully pre-produced format and began filming in November 2015 at the Kyungnam University in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. In April, the filming for the drama concluded and post-production is about to end. “Uncontrollably Fond” follows the story of childhood sweethearts, Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo-bin) and No Eul (Bae Suzy), who get separated due to an ill-fated relationship, but meet again in later life, News Everyday has learned.
Newsth.com termed it an eagerly-anticipated drama. Although arguably there is still a long time for the premiere, the producers have already started spending heavily on promotion. “Uncontrollably Fond” are dotting South Korea.
Shin Joon Young is now an attractive, intelligent top actor and singer, while No Eul is the program director of documentaries, who have a sycophantic personality and kisses up to those with more power than her. It also stars Lim Ju-hwan, Lim Ju-eun, Yu Oh-seong, Jin Kyung, Jeong Seon-kyung, Choi Moo-sung, Jang Hui-ryoung, Ryu Won and Kim Min-young.
It premieres on July 6 on KBS with Wednesday-Thursday 10 PM KST time slot.