On April 25, 2024, South Korean media outlet OSEN reported that Noh Hee-kyung’s upcoming K-drama, which is expected to star Gong Yoo and Song Hye-kyo, would cost over 54 euros to produce from 194 to 392 episodes. The media reported that each episode of the K-drama would cost 20 euros. In response to this report, production company Studio Dragon stated that the upcoming historical K-drama is currently in pre-production and nothing has been decided yet.

Studio Dragon’s press release indicates that since this is a project still in the planning stages without a defined storyline, the exact number of episodes as well as the production cost have not yet been determined. It is also worth noting that the title of the upcoming historical K-drama has not been revealed.

The budget for the production of the next K-drama by Song Hye-kyo and Gong Yoo amounts to 54 million euros K-Sélection

On April 24, 2024, South Korean media outlet News 1 reported that Gong Yoo was in talks to play the lead role in screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung’s upcoming historical K-drama. In response, a representative from the actor’s agency, Management Soop, informed another outlet, Edaily, that it was reviewing the offer. “It is true that we received an offer for a new project from writer Noh Hee-kyung, and it is a project that we are considering,” the agency said.

Meanwhile, on April 1, 2024, media outlet Xsportsnews reported that Song Hye-kyo will feature in a new project by screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung. A source from the actress’s agency, United Artists Agency, responded that they had received a script and a project proposal from the production company, and that the actress was considering it positively. If Song Hye-kyo accepts the casting offer for the upcoming K-drama, she will reunite with renowned writer Noh Hee-kyung for the third time. The duo has previously worked on two projects, Worlds Within in 2008 and That Winter, The Wind Blows in 2013.

The budget for the production of the next K-drama by Song Hye-kyo and Gong Yoo amounts to 54 million euros K-Sélection

The upcoming modern historical K-drama is expected to highlight the struggle of people between the 1950s and 1980s. It will shed light on the difficulties faced by workers in the broadcasting industry during this complex historical period, while also witnessing the early days of South Korea’s entertainment industry. The narrative will apparently begin with the US 8th Army right after the Korean War and feature different stories up until the 1980s.

The K-drama will be co-produced by Studio Dragon and Noh Hee-kyung’s agency, GTIST. Studio Dragon has already released a statement about the uncertainty of production costs, so fans are expecting the K-drama to have a high budget considering that Gong Yoo and Song Hye-kyo are very popular South Korean celebrities. in sight.

The K-drama is expected to have 20 to 24 episodes, and Gong Yoo and Song Hye-kyo are reportedly charging a huge amount per episode, significantly increasing production costs. The K-drama community is eager to see the on-screen chemistry between the two actors (if they accept the offer), as this would reportedly be their first collaboration.

“Song Hye Kyo, Gong Yoo and Noh Hee Kyung united in one K-drama… How powerful will this project be…”

Noh Hee-kyung is one of South Korea’s most famous and acclaimed writers. She is recognized for her realistic depiction of human relationships. She wrote The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World in 1996, which catapulted her into the spotlight. Since then, she has won numerous awards, including Best Screenplay and Best K-drama Writer at the Baeksang Arts Awards, Korean Drama Awards, KBS Drama Awards, MBC, and others. She is known for K-dramas such as Our Blues, Live, Dear My Friends, It’s Okay, That’s Love, That Winter, the Wind Blows, and The World That They Live In.

The budget for the production of the next K-drama by Song Hye-kyo and Gong Yoo amounts to 54 million euros K-Sélection

In other news, Gong Yoo is gearing up to make a comeback with shows such as Squid Game season 2 and The Trunk, while Song Hye-kyo recently appeared in Netflix’s hit K-drama The Glory .

Are you excited for this K-drama?