SBS’s upcoming drama “Today’s Webtoon” shared photos from the drama’s script reading!
“Today’s Webtoon” is a Korean remake of the popular 2016 Japanese drama “Sleepeeer Hit!” The drama will tell the story of On Ma Eum, a former judo athlete who joins Neon Webtoon’s editorial department as a new employee and struggles to mature into a true webtoon editor amidst South Korea’s competitive webtoon industry.
At the script reading that took place in April, directors Jo Soo Won and Kim Young Hwan as well as scriptwriters Jo Ye Rang and Lee Jae Eun were present along with cast members Kim Sejeong, Choi Daniel, Nam Yoon Su, Kim Kap Soo, Park Ho San, Yang Hyun Min, Kang Rae Yeon, Ha Do Kwon, Ha Yul Ri, Ahn Tae Hwan, Highlight’s Son Dongwoon, Nam Bora, and more. The actors each immersed themselves into their roles, raising anticipation for the story to come.
Kim Sejeong will star as On Ma Eum who gives up on her Olympic dreams after suffering an injury. However, the optimist then sets her sights on webtoons, which has been her source of comfort since she was an athlete. From the get-go, Kim Sejeong portrayed her character in an energetic and lovable fashion, making those at the script reading burst out into laughter at her playful portrayal.
Choi Daniel will be taking on the role of Seok Ji Hyung, an unpredictable deputy editor who becomes a dependable mentor for On Ma Eum. With his great attention to detail while acting, Choi Daniel impressed the people on set and raised anticipation for his return to the small screen.
Nam Yoon Su will be transforming into the role of On Ma Eum’s coworker Goo Joon Young who enters the company at the same time as her. He also boasts an impressive IQ of 150 and aims to be the best of the best. Nam Yoon Su’s portrayal charmed everyone on set with how he flawlessly transformed into a completely different character.
The supporting cast also shined with their skilled acting and raised anticipation for the upcoming project. Park Ho San plays editor-in-chief Jang Man Chul, while Ha Do Kwon plays the ambitious Heo Kwan Young who covets the position of executive director at Neon Webtoon. Nam Bora takes on the role of vice editor-in-chief Jang Hye Mi at Neon Webtoon’s rival company Youngtoon.
Kim Kap Soo plays the easygoing senior writer Baek Eo Jin who is a legend in the manhwa (Korean comics) industry. Son Dongwoon plays celebrity author Oh Yoon, and Ha Yul Ri plays Neon Webtoon’s star author Ppommeu, showcasing hilarious chemistry with her editor Goo Joon Young.
Kim Sejeong shared, “We gathered together to practice for the first time, and I was nervous as if we had started filming. It was so fun even with just the practice that I think the actual filming set will be 100 times more fun.”
The production team shared, “We’ve prepared a heartwarming story that anyone can enjoy including youth who are wandering and contemplating between dreams and reality as well as office workers who are maturing while enduring and taking strength each day by day. Please anticipate the story of On Ma Eum’s growth, which viewers can support and relate comfortably to without any provocative elements while looking back on your own everyday life.”
“Today’s Webtoon” will premiere on July 29 at 10 p.m. KST following the conclusion of “Why Her?”
While waiting, watch Kim Sejeong in “I Wanna Hear Your Song” below:
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