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'The Village - Achiaria's Secret' To Become A Webtoon

BY Julie Jones | Sep 29, 2015 12:08 PM EDT


So many k-dramas have been adapted from webtoons with mixed results. Some, like “Boys Over Flowers” and “Misaeng” were huge hits. A few like “Hyde, Jekyll and I” did not do so well. Recent webtoon adaptations include “The Girl Who Sees Smells,” “Fool’s Love,” “Orange Marmalade” and “The Scholar Who Walks The Night.” Soon viewers will be able to see a small screen adaptation of “Cheese in the Trap.”

But making a drama into a webtoon is unheard of. Until now that is. The upcoming SBS drama “The Village: Achiara's Secret" will premiere on October 7. But, according to the Korean media outlet Korea Times, it will also be transformed into a webtoon, with each episode released a week in advance of the drama's episodes.

Since the webtoon will be available as of October 1, viewers will be able to get a jump on drama events. Each new episode will be uploaded at 12 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The 24-episode mystery series stars Moon Geun Young and BtoB’s Yook Sung Jae. Moon Geun Young, 29, plays Kim So Yoon, an English teacher who recently moved to the small crime-free village of Achiaria. The village seems friendly and peaceful. But on her first day at school, she discovers a body that no one can identify. Apparently the village has some secrets. And it’s not free of crime.

But no one seems to know who the mysterious corpse is. Or how she got there.

Yook Sung Jae, 21, plays the policeman Park Woo Jae. He questions Kim So Yoon about the body that she discovered. Kim So Yoon and Park Woo Jae eventually work together to solve the crime and expose the village’s secret.

“The process of how Woo Jae reaches the truth is interesting," said a production crew representative in a statement published by the Korean media outlet Kyung Hyuang.

And he will solve the mystery with some help from Moon's character. Moon Geun Young currently appears in the box office hit, “The Throne,” playing Lady Hyegyeong, wife of Crown Prince Sado. Her last small screen role was in “Goddess of Fire: Jeonji” with co-stars Lee Sang Yoon and Kim Bum.

Yook Sungjae attracted attention because of his onscreen charisma in the teen drama “Who Are You – School 2015?” His successful second lead role in that drama resulted in his landing several endorsement deals. Here's a look at a teaser for the drama. Are you excited about seeing these stars solve the mystery?

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