by Skye-N-Rain, July 4, 2014
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      So, he’s playing himself? Again? Lead singer of idol rock band FT Island Lee Hong Ki is in talks to headline his first drama for a major network, on the heels of starring in the weekend cable drama Bride of the Century on TV Chosun earlier this year. The new SBS drama is called Modern Farmer, which doesn’t exactly strike me as the most evocative title for a drama about a rock star, though couldn’t you totally see it being the name of a rockabilly band?

      The new SBS weekender is a 20-episode miniseries set to air in the fall. It’ll be directed by PD Oh Jin-seok of Goddess of Marriage, and writing is Kim Ki-ho of Blue Tower and the comedy variety program Roller Coaster. The comedy will be about a rock band that goes to live in a farming village. Why, I don’t know, but whatever the motivation, it’s a setup for a fish-out-of-water story that promises city-slicker shenanigans.

     It seems like a role tailor-made for Lee Hong-ki. He’s considering favorably, and there’s reportedly a good chance that the other members of the drama’s band are likely to come from his agency FNC Entertainment. It seems like overload to make the whole band CN Blue Island, so I hope there’s some room for unaffiliated actors in the cast. The premise sounds light and fun, and I’m really liking the warm happy weekend dramas on SBS’s roster lately. Though to be honest, it’s actually a problem if too many weekend dramas end up being consistently good — I mean, who has the TIME? 

     Modern Farmer follows the 50-episode family drama Feel-Good Day, which puts the premiere in mid-October.

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Actor Park Min Woo, who has gained great popularity thanks to the entertaining reality show “Roommate,” is being considered for the lead role in SBS’ upcoming weekend mini series “Modern Farmer.”

A representative revealed, “After receiving a casting call and having a talk, Park Min Woo has decided to take on the role. Although he is yet to sign the contract, he is discussing the final details with the producer.Unless something unexpected happens, he will appear in the drama.

” The actor’s agency King Kong Entertainment confirmed the news, “It is true that he is in final stages of discussing his role with the producers.”

“Modern Farmer” will tell the story of a rock band that returns to farming after an experiment in music. The entertaining comedy is written by Kim Ki Ho (tvN’s “Roller Coaster” and “Blue Tower“) and led by PD Oh Jin Suk. 

As previously reported, FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki is also in talks to join the drama, and a female lead is expected to engage in a love triangle with the two male stars. “Modern Farmer” will start airing in mid-October.

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