This is not a drill: The hit 2006 K-drama Goong, better known in the Philippines as Princess Hours, is officially getting a remake—and naturally, our OG fangirl hearts are beyond thrilled!
Jae Dam Media, which handles the manhwa (comics) for Goong, has reportedly signed a contract with Group 8 for a much-awaited reboot. And ICYDK, Group 8 was the same production company behind the success of the 2006 adaptation. So exciting!
Hwang Nam Yong, the CEO of Jae Dam Media, said in a statement published on Soompi, “It’s important to continue creating new projects, but we also think that it is important from an intellectual property standpoint to actively breathe new life into good projects that already exist. Goong will become an important case in this new IP boom.”
The original MBC drama, which featured the sizzling chemistry between Yoon Eun Hye and Ju Ji Hoon, was not only popular in South Korea but across Asia as well, greatly contributing to the Hallyu wave at that time. It also starred Kim Jeong Hoon and Song Ji Hyo.
Goong a.k.a. Princess Hours tells the story of Crown Prince Lee Shin of 21st Century Korea, who was forced into an arranged marriage with a commoner high school girl named Shin Chae-kyung. Initially starting out as strangers who were against the union, the two eventually find themselves caring for one another as they both navigate the challenges of being in the imperial family as a young married couple.
As of writing, there's no word yet on who the production team is eyeing for the iconic lead roles. It might be too early to tell, but one thing's for sure: Yoon Eun Hye and Ju Ji Hoon's royal successors would have big shoes to fill!
Who do you want to see playing the role of Crown Prince Lee Shin and Crown Princess Chae-kyung?