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[Drama 2021] Happiness, 해피니스- Han Hyo-Joo, Park Hyung Sik & Joo Wo Jin


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Yoo Ji-yeon joins 'Happiness', Han Hyo-joo, Park Hyung-sik, and will work together with

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Actor Yoo Ji-yeon has been confirmed to appear in 'Happiness'. On the 19th, her agency Bless Ent said, "Yoo Ji-yeon will appear in her new drama 'Happy Nice'."

 

Yoo Ji-yeon is an actress who has solidified her acting skills in a number of works such as the play 'Shall we go to karaoke and talk', the movie 'Crime City', the drama 'Rugal', and 'Life on Mars'.

 

https://www.hankyung.com/entertainment/article/202107191137H

 

 

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Actor Lee Joo-seung will join the new drama 'Happiness'.

 

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On the 23rd July, his agency Clover Company said, "Lee Joo-seung has been cast in 'Happiness' and is currently filming."

 

‘Happiness’ (directed by Gil-ho Ahn, screenplayed by Sang-woon Han, planning and production Studio Dragon/hereafter ‘Happiness’) is an urban thriller that depicts the lives of those isolated in an apartment, a miniature version of a hierarchical society, set in the near future. The cracks and fears that occur when high-rise apartments in a large city where various groups of humans live are sealed off with a new infectious disease, and the fierce struggle and psychological warfare for survival are planned to be drawn in detail. In the play, Lee Joo-seung appears as ‘Andrew’, an employee of a cleaning company. Along with Han Hyo-joo and Park Hyung-sik, he struggles for survival and plays a pivotal role in the play.

 

After his debut, he left a deep impression in various works based on his solid acting skills, going back and forth between stage, CRT and screen. Not only that, he recently met the audience as a director through the short film ‘The Mast’.

 

Meanwhile, for Happiness, director Ahn Gil-ho, who directed 'Record of Youth', 'WATCHER', and 'Memories of the Alhambra', caught the megaphone, and writer Han Sang-woon of 'WATCHER' and 'The Good Wife' wrote the script.

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http://mksports.co.kr/entertainment/view/2021/709927/

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Actor Kang Han Saem announces the news of joining the drama 'Happiness' and returns to the small screen after 5 years.

 

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The new drama 'Happiness' (written by Han Sang-woon, directed by Ahn Gil-ho, hereinafter referred to as 'Happiness') is an urban thriller depicting the lives of those isolated in an apartment, a microcosm of class society, set in the near future. The cracks and fears that occur when high-rise apartments in a large city where various groups of humans live are sealed off with a new infectious disease, and the fierce struggle and psychological warfare for survival are drawn in detail.

 

Here, Kang Han Saem joined the lineup of 'Trusted and Watched Actors' of 'Happiness' and met with viewers after a long time. He will appear in a drama for the first time in about 5 years since the MBC drama 'Monster', which ended in September 2016, and will create synergy with the actors of 'Happiness', raising expectations even more.

 

Actor Kang Saem has been active on the screen with movies, and he has been attracting attention by appearing in 'Youth Villa Murder Case', 'Astronomy', and 'Heaven: To the Land of Happiness'. . Above all, in this drama, he plans to show his presence through an impactful role.

 

http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=9579312

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Wow. I was joking before when I said that these days people don't confirm until they are done shooting, but I didn't mean it literally. Happiness is in the process of wrapping up, I think some people in the cast are already done. (They had a goodbye for Han Hyo Joo the other day; she's either done or in her last scenes.) I would guess Bae Hae Sun has probably filmed a good chunk of her part at least by now? In any case, nice to see that she'll be in this.

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2 hours ago, frozentundra said:

Wow. I was joking before when I said that these days people don't confirm until they are done shooting, but I didn't mean it literally. Happiness is in the process of wrapping up, I think some people in the cast are already done.

 

It is happening all the time. The actors are confirmed a long time ago but they release the press news when they want, usually later, close to the time of the broadcast. It is funny when they announce the casting news and we know the actor/actress finished filming.

The same thing is happening with Noh Hee Kyung`s new drama. We know the drama start filming because of a picture but no official news were released (no casting news confirmation, no character infromation or plot/synopsis released, no picture from filming).

 

 

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Bae Hae-sun, cast for 'Happiness'... Acting along with Han Hyo-joo and Park Hyung-sik [official position]

 

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Actress Hae-sun Bae will appear as Yeon-ok Oh in the drama 'Happiness'. On the 8th, the agency Bird ENT announced, "Bae Hae-sun will appear in the new drama 'Happiness'."

 

‘Happiness’ is an urban thriller that depicts the lives of those isolated in apartments, a microcosm of class society, set in the near future. The cracks and fears that occur when high-rise apartments in a large city where various groups of people live are sealed off with a new infectious disease, and the fierce struggle for survival and psychological warfare are carefully drawn.

 

In the play, Hae-sun Bae takes on the role of Yeon-ok Oh, a realistic villain in an apartment, who wants to become the representative of the residents.

Meanwhile, 'Happiness' starring Bae Hae-sun started filming for the first time in May.

https://www.xportsnews.com/article/1471730

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September 17 2021

First script reading for tvN drama “Happiness”

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First script reading for tvN drama series “Happiness,” starring Han Hyo-Joo, Park Hyung-Sik, & Jo Woo-Jin, took place May 7, 2021. The first script reading was attended by main cast members including Han Hyo-Joo, Park Hyung-Sik, Jo Woo-Jin, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Park Joo-Hee, Park Hyoung-Soo, Bae Hae-Sun, & Cha Soon-Bae. Director Ahn Gil-Ho and screenwriter Han Sang-Woon also attended the first script reading. The duo previously worked together 2019 OCN drama series “Watcher.” “Happiness” is set in the near future and feature an urban thriller screenplay.

Filming for the drama series began May, 2021 and finished recently. “Happiness” first airs November, 2021 in South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Set in the near future, a high-rise apartment building has been newly constructed in the big city. The apartment building has residents from diverse backgrounds, but a new infectious disease breaks out. Because of the outbreak, the high-rise apartment is sealed off. The residents struggle to survive, while stricken with fear and distrust of others.

Yoon Sae-Bom (Han Hyo-Joo) is a member of aspecial police squad. She is decisive, determined, and does not easily get rattled. She is excited to move into her new apartment, but, as soon as moves there, she faces a criss.

Jung Yi-Hyun (Park Hyung-Sik) is a detective. He is smart and honest. For a long time, he has held romantic feelings for Yoon Sae-Bom. They graduated from the same high school. Jung Yi-Hyun struggles to protect Yoon Sae-Bom and other people.

Han Tae-Seok (Jo Woo-Jin) is a lieutenant colonel and belongs to the health service command. He holds a key on the infectious disease outbreak.

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Park Hyung Sik, Han Hyo Joo, Jo Woo Jin, And More Hold Script Reading For Upcoming Drama

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Sep 18, 2021
by L. Kim
 

tvN has released some photos of the script reading for its upcoming drama “Happiness” (literal translation)!

“Happiness” is an apocalyptic city thriller that takes place in the near future within an apartment that is stratified by social standing. The high-rise apartment housing diverse people becomes sealed off when a new infectious disease emerges, and the drama will depict the fear, fierce psychological battle, and desperate struggle for survival. “Happiness” will be a realistic horror drama in which the people become suspicious of each other in the enclosed space as their daily lives fall apart and their pre-existing values begin to waver.

 

Those present at the script reading included the producing director (PD) Ahn Gil Ho, writer Han Sang Woon, Han Hyo Joo, Park Hyung Sik, Jo Woo Jin, Lee Joon Hyuk, Park Joo Hee, Baek Hyun Jin, Park Hyung Soo, Bae Hae Sun, and Cha Soon Bae.

 

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At the script reading, the actors realistically portrayed the fear, doubt, and wariness of their characters whose lives fell apart when they encountered extreme circumstances.

 

Han Hyo Joo perfectly transformed into the female lead Yoon Sae Bom, a tactical agent in the Seoul Police Special Operations Unit who is decisive and has fast judgment. Yoon Sae Bom is the type to put things into action as soon as she puts her mind to it. Han Hyo Joo made her character shine by depicting her sharp intelligence.

Park Hyung Shik turned into the male lead Jung Yi Hyun, an intelligent and honest violent crimes detective. He is surprisingly the romantic type who wants to pursue a sweet relationship with Yoon Sae Bom, who he attended high school with. The actor faithfully portrayed both the soft and strong sides of his character, and it will be intriguing to see how he will strive to protect himself and the one he loves.

 

Jo Woo Jin’s performance also stood out. He will be playing the role of commander Han Tae Suk of the Armed Forces Medical Command, who holds the key to the infectious disease. He’s in charge of secretly discovering the cause of the infectious disease and stopping it from spreading. Although Han Tae Suk has a polite and easygoing personality unexpected of someone who is a military intelligence personnel, he is a character who transforms in an instant, making him difficult to read. Jo Woo Jin brought Han Tae Suk to life by acting out his tiniest details.

All the actors worked together to realistically illustrate how humans work in order to survive and protect their precious things. Lee Joon Hyuk, a master of sly acting, will be playing Kim Jung Kook, a violent crimes detective who has close relations to Jung Yi Hyun. Park Joo Hee will be taking the role of Lee Ji Soo, Han Tae Suk’s right-hand woman and a lieutenant of the Armed Forces Medical Command.

 

Baek Hyun Jin will be starring as the troublemaker doctor Oh Joo Hyung who goes head-to-head with Jung Yi Hyun, while Park Hyung Soo will be playing the lawyer Kook Hae Sung. Bae Hae Sun and Cha Soon Bae will be acting as a married couple. She will take the role of Oh Yeon Ok, while he will play pastor Sun Woo Chang.

Park Hee Bon and Na Chul will play the romance web novel writer Na Hyun Kyung and her brother Na Soo Min, respectively. On the other hand, Han Joon Woo will take the role of the rich and unemployed Kim Se Hoon who is living in a penthouse.

 

The producers of “Happiness” shared, “‘Happiness’ depicts human desires and class discrimination against the backdrop of an apartment where people with various personalities and dreams live together. As the emotional variation of each character is important, the synergy of the actors is the most important work. The detailed acting of the actors depicts the realistic fear of the current progression more realistically. Please look forward to a new normal city thriller.”

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1489241wpp/park-hyung-sik-han-hyo-joo-jo-woo-jin-and-more-hold-script-reading-for-upcoming-drama

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Script reading for tvN thriller Happiness with Park Hyung-shik, Han Hyo-joo, Jo Woo-jin

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The first script reading for tvN’s upcoming thriller Happiness recently took place, and stills of the cast and crew have been released.

 

The drama stars Park Hyung-shik (Suits), Han Hyo-joo (W-Two Worlds), and Jo Woo-jin (Seobok, Mr. Sunshine) in a story that’s set in a near apocalyptic future. A new infectious disease has been discovered in an apartment complex, and the building is sealed off from the rest of the city. Separated by floors and their individual units, and isolated from the rest of the city, tensions and anxieties rise as the residents grow suspicious of one another and try to fight for their own survival.

Han Hyo-joo takes on the role of the courageous and quick-thinking police officer Yoon Sae-bom. She’s a member of the SWAT team, and easily adapts to the ever-changing circumstances when out in the field.

 

Park Hyung-shik plays a police detective in the violent crimes unit, Jung Yi-hyun. He has a strong sense of duty and responsibility, and prioritizes protecting the public at all costs — even if it means making personal sacrifices. Strong but also gentle in spirit, he has been friends with Han Hyo-joo since high school.

Jo Woo-jin’s character is lieutenant colonel Han Tae-seok, the charismatic head of medical command. He is tasked with a secret mission: to uncover the origins of the infectious disease.

The supporting cast includes senior police officer Lee Joon-hyuk (Bossam: Steal the Fate) and Jo’s right hand lieutenant Park Joo-hee (Run On); lawyer Park Hyung-soo (Crash Landing on You) provides counsel for the quarantined building residents.

 

Residents of the building include Bae Hae-sun (The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim), Park Hee-bon (Unfamiliar Family), and Kim Young-woong (Vincenzo), among others.

Directed and written by the duo who created Watcher — PD Ahn Gil-ho (Forest of Secrets) and writer Han Sang-woon (The Good Wife) — Happiness is currently set to premiere in November on both tvN and TVING.

 

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https://www.dramabeans.com/2021/09/script-reading-for-tvn-thriller-happiness-with-park-hyung-shik-han-hyo-joo-jo-woo-jin/

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Park Hyung Sik And Han Hyo Joo’s Upcoming Drama Unveils Mysterious Poster

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Oct 1, 2021
by L. Kim
 

tvN’s upcoming drama “Happiness” (literal translation) has revealed an intriguing new poster!

“Happiness” is an apocalyptic city thriller that takes place in the near future within an apartment that is stratified by social standing. The high-rise apartment housing diverse people becomes sealed off when a new infectious disease emerges, and the drama will depict the fear, fierce psychological battle, and desperate struggle for survival. “Happiness” will be a realistic horror drama in which the people become suspicious of each other in the enclosed space as their daily lives fall apart and their pre-existing values begin to waver.

Han Hyo Joo stars as Yoon Sae Bom, a tactical agent in the Seoul Police Special Operations Unit who is decisive and has fast judgment. Park Hyung Shik plays Jung Yi Hyun, an intelligent and honest violent crimes detective who wants to pursue a sweet relationship with Yoon Sae Bom, who he attended high school with.

On October 1, the drama released a mysterious poster that contains a scenery of an apartment where darkness has fallen. Everything appears normal, but the silhouettes in the window have a different story to tell.

Yoon Sae Bom and Jung Yi Hyun lean against the window and look outside, hinting that something unusual has happened. Yoon Sae Bon, who succeeded in fulfilling her dream of owning her own place, moved to a new apartment and unexpectedly came to live with Jung Yi Hyun. Although it seems like their lives will be nothing but peaceful, they, along with other residents in the building, will get involved in an unforeseen crisis. What is the dangerous situation that has changed their daily lives, and will they be able to survive?

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The production team shared, “The drama is set in an apartment that is an inseparable part of our daily lives and a place where various people live together. Please watch how the variable of a ‘new infectious disease’ will change the space that is supposed to be our haven. The fierce survival of those who want to survive in extreme situations filled with an unidentified infectious disease and desires will present realistic fear. Please look forward to the performance of Han Hyo Joo and Park Hyung Sik, who will portray a new normal city thriller.”

 

“Happiness” will premiere in November via tvN and TVING.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1491334wpp/park-hyung-sik-and-han-hyo-joos-upcoming-drama-unveils-mysterious-poster

 

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It should start November 5. 

 

And that picture just makes me laugh every time I see it reposted. Isn't that alllllll of us at the window? Staring outside since 2020 began, and wondering when things will be normal again? No doubt when this was first written it was "speculative fiction," but now it's more like contemporary realistic headlines, lol. Could we have a disease that makes you want to run around biting people? Well... maybe? :D

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On 9/8/2021 at 1:20 PM, larus said:

 

It is happening all the time. The actors are confirmed a long time ago but they release the press news when they want, usually later, close to the time of the broadcast. It is funny when they announce the casting news and we know the actor/actress finished filming.

The same thing is happening with Noh Hee Kyung`s new drama. We know the drama start filming because of a picture but no official news were released (no casting news confirmation, no character infromation or plot/synopsis released, no picture from filming).

 

 

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Bae Hae-sun, cast for 'Happiness'... Acting along with Han Hyo-joo and Park Hyung-sik [official position]

 

Actress Hae-sun Bae will appear as Yeon-ok Oh in the drama 'Happiness'. On the 8th, the agency Bird ENT announced, "Bae Hae-sun will appear in the new drama 'Happiness'."

 

‘Happiness’ is an urban thriller that depicts the lives of those isolated in apartments, a microcosm of class society, set in the near future. The cracks and fears that occur when high-rise apartments in a large city where various groups of people live are sealed off with a new infectious disease, and the fierce struggle for survival and psychological warfare are carefully drawn.

 

In the play, Hae-sun Bae takes on the role of Yeon-ok Oh, a realistic villain in an apartment, who wants to become the representative of the residents.

Meanwhile, 'Happiness' starring Bae Hae-sun started filming for the first time in May.

https://www.xportsnews.com/article/1471730

Makes sense, I think those parts are promo anyway. I'm glad it's like this, it's nice that they're surprised. Without waiting any longer we can watch. The plot of the series is interesting, even if it is a mini-series, I am looking forward to it.

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