Hyun Bin Confirmed for Upcoming tvN Sci-Fi Drama “Memories of the Alhambra”

When I learned that Hyun Bin (Secret GardenMy Lovely Samsoon) was confirmed from a new drama, I quickly researched it because I saw that it was on tvN and knowing that he’s only done broadcast shows so far, I wanted to know what story lured him to cable, especially – in my opinon – they are allowed a little bit more creativity.

Then I saw the writer’s name (Song Jae Jung) before the synopsis and let’s just say that my excitement dimmed a little bit.

Anyone who’s followed this blog for a while knows that we were very excited about W because we liked the writer’s previous work (Coffee House, Queen In Hyun’s Man); we liked the cast and we really liked the premise. And for a while, the show worked for us. Till it didn’t. In fact, in our opinion, it went off the rails.

But after I got over my initial reaction, I realized that I shouldn’t make one drama her defining work especially as Queen In Hyun’s Man is still one of my favorites. Not to mention that some of her other dramas like Nine: 9 Times Time Travel are critically acclaimed.

Anyway, what’s Memories of the Alhambra about? From AsianWiki:

Yoo Jin-Woo (Hyun-Bin) is the CEO of an investment company. He has good sense at his work, a strong adventurous spirit and a strong desire for winning. Yoo Jin-Woo is going through a hard time emotionally due to things like betrayal from his friends. He visits Granada, Spain on business and stays at an old hostel run by Jung Hee-Joo. There, Yoo Jin-Woo gets involved in a strange affair.

Wow, Hyun Bin (Secret Garden, My Lovely Samsoon) is playing a CEO. This is new, uncharted territory! I kid, I kid. I always look forward to his roles and this is no exception.

While some yet-to-be-revealed strange stuff will occur set against the backdrop of beautiful Granada, my guess is he’ll return to Korea at some point because I can’t imagine the entire drama taking place abroad.

A female lead hasn’t been announced but it is said that Park Shin Hye is currently considering an offer. It’ll be a pretty interesting pair if she agrees.

Memories of the Alhambra will be directed by Ahn Gil-Ho (Stranger, Rooftop Prince) and is scheduled to air in the second half of the year.

Sources:  Sports Chosun, AsianWiki, Rogatis, Kdrama News @Twitter


  • Teleri says:

    Seeing as I love ALL her dramas, W included, I’m pretty ecstatic about this! Love Hyun Bin as well!

  • I really love Hyun Bin, He is one of my favorite Korean actors,I really love him very much,I wish him all the happiness of the world and the best in his professional life.
    The fan club of Madame Irma admires him so much: Kiss,Kiss!!!!

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