Our early 2000s K-drama hearts just skipped a beat!
That's because the hit 2006 K-drama Princess Hours, aka Goong, is reportedly getting a remake. According to Soompi, Jae Dam Media—the company managing the Korean comic book on which the show was based—signed a contract in March with Group 8, the production company behind the drama adaptation.
The original series, which stars Yoon Eun Hye, Ju Ji Hoon, Song Ji Hyo, and Kim Jeong Hoon, follows the story of a Crown Prince Lee Shin (Ji Hoon) who becomes betrothed to Shin Chae Kyeong, a commoner (Eun Hye). Despite her reluctance to the marriage, she agrees because her family's in serious debt. Things get complicated when the second in line to the throne, Lee Yul (Jeong Hoon), develops feelings for Chae Kyeong, while Prince Shin keeps in touch with his old flame, the ballerina Hyo Rin (Ji Hyo).
Not all the lead actors and actresses in the original K-drama have remained active in the K-entertainment world. Ji Hoon played a crown prince (again) in the Netflix Original series Kingdom and a lawyer in another Netflix series Hyena, while Ji Hyo, who last appeared in Was It Love and in the mystery-thriller Intruder, is a regular on the South Korean variety show Running Man and is set to play a witch in Come To Witch Restaurant.
Meanwhile, Jeong Hoon last played a general in the 2016 Chinese drama God Of War, Zhao Yun alongside Girls' Generation's Im Yoo Na.
Eun Hye, on the other hand (who used to be an idol, ICYDK) last appeared in 2018 in Love Alert and in 2019 in Go Go Song. In 2020, she started her own YouTube channel where she even did a dance cover of BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls!" She also guested recently on the South Korean talk show The Manager and reality show My Fantasy House.
We've missed them so much! On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for the reported Princess Hours remake?