Actress Kim Tae Hee will return to the small screen next year.
Kim is currently considering appearing on 7th Grade Civil Servant, a 24 episode show, which will air in the second half of this year.
7th Grade Civil Servant is a romantic comedy movie, starring Kim Ha Neul and Kang Ji Hwan, which was released in 2009. The movie is about spy agents, who hide their identities and their romance.
On April 6, the production company for the series said, “The series will air in the second half of this year but we haven’t arranged it yet. We are considering Kim Tae Hee for a part in the series, but nothing is certain.”
A company official said, “The 7th grade civil servant is a leading character but the story is a lot different from the movie. We will add various episodes to make it more enjoyable.”
The series may air on SBS. Kim Young Sub, CP of SBS Drama Center, says, “We are currently reading the script. We will decide when the final script is ready.” The series was going to air on MBC but now all three major networks are considering it.
A spokesperson for Kim’s agency says, “We are reading various scripts to make a comeback in the second half of this year. 7th Grade Civil Servant is just one of the options.” They are currently negotiating conditions regarding Kim’s appearance.
Even though Kim has kept busy in Japan after her appearance on MBC’s My Princess in January of last year, she had to cancel an appearance on a Japanese TV commercial due to her position on Dokdo.