BY Julie Jones | Oct 23, 2015 10:30 AM EDT
Filming has not yet begun for the upcoming drama starring Kim Woo Bin and Suzy, yet the drama has already earned top dollar for its Chinese broadcasting rights.
The Korean media outlet Naver TV reported that the drama "Uncontrollably Fond" was sold to a Chinese video company at a higher price than was earned by the popular drama "Producer," starring Kim Soo Hyun, IU and Gong Hyo Jin. Although the exact amount was not disclosed, Naver reported that "Producer" was sold for $200,000 per episode and "Uncontrollably Fond" sold for more.
"Though we cannot reveal the approximate price, this drama has been traded over to China with shocking deals, compared to dramas in the past,"said an unnamed media insider quoted by Naver. "This is a result of Kim Woo Bin's popularity."
The price is especially notable as little is known about the drama plot. Details are so minimal that they could describe a half-dozen drama plots. So far, it's known that miss A's Suzy will play a shy documentarian. Kim Woo Bin will play a bad-tempered top star. The characters knew each other when they were younger but parted on bad terms.
It's not much of a synopsis to go on but the primary selling point is that it's a comeback drama for both stars. Suzy has not appeared in a drama since the fantasy saeguk "Gu Family Book" with Lee Seung Gi. She has been focused on her musical career. As an actress, Suzy is best known for her roles in the film "Architecture 101" and the musical drama "Dream High" which co-starred Kim Soo Hyun and 2PM's Ok Taec Yeon.
Kim Woo Bin has not appeared in a drama since the 2013 hit "The Heirs," which co-starred Park Shin Hye and Suzy's real-life boyfriend Lee Min Ho. Kim has focused on films for the past two years, appearing in "The Technicians" and earning praise for his role in the coming-of-age movie "Twenty."
KBS has not confirmed the exact air dates for "Uncontrollably Fond," but it will most likely not air before February 2016. The Wednesday-Thursday drama is scheduled to follow "Descendents of the Sun," which stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. So, it could possibly be spring before "Uncontrollably Fond" begins.
Lee Kyung Hee, who wrote "I'm Sorry I Love You" and "Nice Guy" is writing the screenplay.
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