Popular webtoons, web novels to be remade into dramas before year's end
Webtoons “The Golden Spoon,” “Gaus Electronics,” “Unlock the Boss” and “Moonyou” and web novels “The Law Cafe” and “The Forbidden Marriage” have all been or will be made into K-dramas during the second half of 2022, said Naver Webtoon on Thursday.
“The Law Cafe,” originally a web novel by author Noh Seung-ah, aired its first episode on Sept. 5 and is currently airing on KBS. The series stars actors Lee Seung-gi and Lee Se-young and depicts the romance between a prosecutor-turned-landlord and a lawyer tenant. The web novel surpassed 25 million downloads and was also made into a webtoon that ran between 2019 and 2020.
Webtoon “The Golden Spoon” will start airing as a television series on MBC from Sept. 23. It tells the story of a child who is born in a financially struggling household but becomes able to change his family after he acquires a golden spoon. Yook Sung-jae of boy band BTOB and Jung Chae-yeon will play the leads.
“Gaus Electronics” will be made into a series on ENA and hit the small screen on Sept. 39. The original webtoon by artist Kwak Baek-soo was a long-running hit, posted from 2011 to 2019. It saw popularity for its realistic depiction of office workers’ lives at a multinational electronics company.
“The Forbidden Marriage,” a web novel set during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), is set to be made into an MBC series, and webtoon “Unlock the Boss” into an ENA series.
Sci-fi comedy webtoon “Moonyou” by popular artist Cho Seok will be made into a 4DX movie and hit local theaters on Oct. 12. It tells the story of an astronaut left alone on the moon and was already made into a film in China in July.
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