Fans of K-drama ‘I Hear Your Voice’, ‘Dr Stranger’ and ‘The Inheritors’ will have an early Xmas present this December 17 because ‘Pinocchio‘ which stars Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye will finally be premiering on ONE HD!
Inspired by the world-renowned fable of the same name, ‘Pinocchio’ is a coming-of-age story which delves into the lives of childhood friends Choi In Ha and Choi Dal Po who are budding journalists at a current affairs news desk.
Park Shin Hye’s character Choi In Ha suffers from the incurable Pinocchio Syndrome – a ‘medical condition’ that causes her to be afflicted with violent hiccups whenever she tells anything but the truth. Lee Jong Suk plays the scruffy-looking but eloquent country bumpkin Choi Da Pol, who will eventually bloom into a dashing gentleman.
The series will follow the characters’ pursuit of truth, justice and most of all, love. Crowned as one of the ‘Fantastic Four of Hallyu’ by fans, leading man Lee Jong Suk is arguably one of the most sought-after male celebrities today.
His popularity stretches far beyond Korea with flourishing fan bases all across Asia. His fame is evident – ‘Pinocchio’ will be the third successive mini-series he’s headlining in a short span of two years! The 25 year-old star was last seen on the multi-genre hit drama ‘I Hear Your Voice’ and pulse-pounding medical drama ‘Doctor Stranger’, which were both aired on ONE HD.
Pinocchio may be the first on-screen collaboration between Lee and Park but the co-stars are already making a splash in the media and amongst fans with their remarkably palpable chemistry.
The 20-episode drama is led by acclaimed director Jo Soo Won and written by Park Hye Ryun, who helmed hits such as ‘I Hear Your Voice‘. Screenwriter Park, in his effort to deliver convincing characters and plot, was reportedly following journalists to assignments and even sat through their editorial meetings.
Check out the trailer for ‘Pinocchio’ below!
Pinocchio will premiere on December 17 on ONE HD, following the end of the current drama ‘My Lovely Girl‘. The drama airs every Wednesday and Thursday, 8.55pm on Astro B.yond Ch 393.