K-dramas are, without doubt, the show du jour. Ever since the explosion of Squid Game Korea has been the go-to for all storytellers, producing some of the biggest hits of the country, including the brilliant My Name. Now, the director of that Netflix series is set to take on a new challenge.
My Name revolved around Yoon Jiwoo, a high school student whose father is on the nation’s most-wanted list due to his involvement with the criminal underbelly and drug peddling.
According to The Korean Times, Kim Jin-min, the director of both My Name and Extracurricular, is set to take on Netflix’s science-fiction drama The Fool at the End of the World. The series was adapted from a Kotaro Isaka novel of the same name.
The show will focus on a group of people attempting to come to terms with their impending doom as an asteroid threatens to destroy life on the Korean peninsula. The adaptation has come from Jun Sung-ju, who is best known for his work on Secret Affair and How Long I’ve Kissed.
There are also reports that the star of Hellbound, Yoo-Ah-in and that the star of The One and Only, Ahn Eun-jin are set to take major roles. There will be more casting and production news coming out in the following weeks.
Watch the trailer for My Name below.