tvN's anticipated drama Little Women premieres this Saturday (September 3) and Sunday at 21:10 KST stars Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, and Park Ji Hu as three sisters living in poverty who come across 70 billion won ($53.3 million) which alters their lives completely. Director Kim Hee Won explains, during a press conference streamed online, that the drama is a reflection of "modern-day Korea."
During an online press conference on August 29, the director of the hit series Vincenzo, Kim Hee Won attended an online press conference along with the cast members of the drama and explained the basis of the new drama. The Vincenzo director claims that the Korean adaptation of the English novel is a retelling of the famous story reflecting the desire for money.
"It is writer Jung Seo Kyung's (Mother 2018) reinterpretation of the classic 'Little Women.' What if the sisters live in modern-day Korea? It starts with a lifelike story based on our reality but finishes with a tale beyond all imagination."
- Kim Hee Won, Director
The 12-episode series is one of the most anticipated dramas entering the fall season. The project has recruited well-known writers and production designers including Ryu Seong Hee "Oldboy" (2003), "The Handmaiden", and "Decision to Leave".
Kim Hee Won explains, "Jeong's script has some creative concepts that Korean TV series have hardly dealt with so far. I dared to visualize her creativity in 'Little Women.'"
Kim Go Eun plays the lead, Oh In Ju, which took her a while to approach her character, but was excited while reading the script. This is what she had to say about her instant chemistry with her two co-stars:
“When we all got together for the first time at the script reading, it really felt like we were sisters, so much so that I even wondered, ‘Have we met somewhere else before?’ [Since everyone else was so great,] I thought to myself, ‘The only thing that remains is for me to do a good job.'”
- Kim Go Eun
Stating the "script leaves a lot of blank space for In Ju's character", Kim Hee Won was given a lot of freedom to create a character on her own terms. She said that this choice bothered her and that it could make a big difference in the end.
We're excited about this upcoming drama about modern-Korean women's struggles with finances and their careers! We are in need of entertainment that really describes what life is really like in South Korea! Director Kim Hee Won states that this drama will include "creative concepts Korean TV series hardly deal with" and we're looking forward to seeing what these are!
Little Women will be premiering on tvN this Saturday and will also be available for streaming on Netflix.
Let us know your thoughts about this series! Are you anticipating it?