The Resident Playbook doctors will soon be in the house
Just in case there were any doubts, tvN’s first promos for Resident Playbook (working title) make it crystal clear that excitement is high for the upcoming spinoff, expanding the ~Yulje Universe~ started by the hit Hospital Playlist series.
Although there’s not much to learn from the new poster and teaser, it is a fun way to pay homage to the original cast, our beloved
superheroes doctors who taught at Yulje’s main branch, played by Jo Jung-seok (Captivating the King), Jeon Mi-do (Thirty-Nine), Kim Dae-myung (Hospital Playlist), Jung Kyung-ho (Crash Course in Romance), and Yoo Yeon-seok (A Bloody Lucky Day).
We then quickly transition to the new fivesome taking center stage, with Go Yoon-jung (Death’s Game), Shin Shi-ah (The Witch: Part 2), Kang Yoo-seok (Black Knight), Jung Joo-won (A Model Family), and rookie actor Han Ye-ji playing first-year resident doctors and moving the story to Yulje’s Jongno branch.
The new medical series will also be shifting focus to the OB-GYN department, where we follow our newbies on the harrowing and sleepless road to becoming good doctors. Rounding out the world, we’ll soon be meeting the heads of their department with doctors Lee Bong-ryun (Sweet Home 2), Lee Chang-hoon (Delightfully Deceitful), and Sohn Ji-yoon (The First Responders 2) among other talents in the supporting cast as well.
With the original dream duo PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung taking on creative roles, production for the new spinoff will have PD Lee Min-soo (Heartbeat) at the helm and scripts penned by Kim Song-hee. The latter worked under Lee Woo-jung in the Hospital Playlist series as well as Answer Me 1988.
tvN’s Resident Playbook is expected to broadcast later this year.