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Many of the latest Korean dramas are ready to enliven the screen in 2021. Some of them are adapted from popular webtoons. The series based on the comic web never disappoints loyal readers or K-Drama fans.
Call it Chesee in the Trap (2016), My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018), Hell is Other People (2019), What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018), Love Alarm Season 1 (2019), Extraordinary You (2019), Itaewon Class (2020), and Backstreet Rookie (2020). All of these titles received a fairly high rating during the run.
Latest Drama Adapted from Weebton
Here’s the latest drama webtoon adaptation that will see fans’ days in 2021.
Webtoon – Yumi’s Cells
Yumi’s Cells tells the story of the life of a young employee. This popular webtoon focuses on how each cell in the brain controls the thoughts, feelings, and actions carried out by Yumi.
Yumi’s character is described as a woman who has difficulty expressing feelings. As he got older, he found many life lessons about love and career. On the other hand, he also tries to find happiness through simple things around him.
Reportedly, filming for the drama Yumi’s Cell took place in the first half of 2021. Kim Go Eun is confirmed to play the main character in this latest series. Previously, the top actress successfully portrayed the character Hong Seol who was also based on the popular webtoon.
Yumi’s Cell is directed by Lee Sang Yob, the director behind the success of Familiar Wife (2018) and Shopping King Louie (2016). The play was written by Song Jae Jung, Kim Yoon Joo, and newcomer writer Kim Kyung Ran.
Love Alarm Seasons 2
Stealing the attention of many viewers with a love triangle story in season 1, this webtoon adaptation drama returns with season 2. Love Alarm focuses on apps that can detect a person’s feelings.
There is no change of player, still featuring Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga Ram, and Song Kang as the main characters. The production has announced that filming for love alarm season 2 has been completed since mid-2020.
The drama is scheduled to premiere in August 2020. However, the production process was hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic. So rescheduling, Love Alarm Season 2 will air in the first half of 2021.
Ha Il Kwon’s popular webtoon tells the story of a magician named Lee Eul. He is a mysterious figure who lives in an abandoned amusement park. Every time he meets a new person, he always starts with the question “do you believe in magic”.
On the other hand, a young female loses her dream as a magician. All this time, he’s been having a hard life. Until one day, he met the magician mistrius.
Annarasumanara will be directed by director Kim Seong Yoon, who previously directed the dramas The Great Merchant (2010), Dream High (2011), Discovery of Romance (2014), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), Love in the Moonlight (2016), and Itaewon Class (2020).
Not long ago, Jing Chang Wook was confirmed to play Lee Eul. In addition, Hwang In Yeop reportedly participated in the drama, playing Na Il Deung.
Although the exact date has not yet been set, Annarasumanara is scheduled to air this year through the Netflix platform.
The unusual storyline makes loyal readers look forward to their beloved webtoon being lifted to the screen. Using the same title, Frightening Cohabition comes with a romantic fantasy genre. Of course, this genre is most in demand by K-Drama fans.
It tells the story of Lee Dam, a college student who accidentally swallows a male gumiho marble named Shin Woo Yeo. This unexpected event caused the two to have to live together.
Because, Shin Woo Yeo almost achieved his goal to turn into a human being. In order for his goal not to fail, he must remain by Lee Dam’s side. This is where the love story between humans and gumiho begins.
The drama Frightening Cohabition is directed by Nam Sung Woo, the director who worked on Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016), 100 Days My Princess (2018), Kill It (2019), and Kkondae Intern (2020).
The manuscript is written by the great writers Baek Sun Woo and Choi Borim. The two have worked together on the drama A Poem Day (2018).
The latest webtoon adaptation will be star-studded with talent including Jang Ki Yong, Lee Hyeri, Kim Dong Wan, Kang Hana, Bae In Hyuk, and many more.
Webtoon – D.P Day Do
Based on the webtoon of the same name, D.P Dog Day tells the story of a soldier tasked with finding and capturing military deserters. Ahn Joo Ho also witnesses the emotional struggles of the young defectors he tracks.
Actors confirmed to fill the lead roles include Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, Son Seok Koo, and Kim Sung Kyun. Not only that, Lee Jun Young, Hong Kyung, Jo Hyun Chul, and Shin Seung Ho participated as supporting actors.
Director and screenwriter Han Jun Hee will direct the drama, previously co-producing To Bite a Cigarette (2015) Once in a Summer (2006), BABO (2008), Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013), Coin Locker Girl (2015), and Hit and Run Squat (2019).