Fantasy / romance

Chicago Typewriter

Chicago Typewriter takes you on an epic, sweeping adventure between two different times – the present day and the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea.  Linking these two times together is the discovery of a typewriter that is possessed by a ghost determined to set things straight.  

It all begins with the introduction of best-selling author Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) who embarks on a book tour to promote his latest release across the US and Europe.  While in Chicago, he stumbles across a typewriter, that, on first touch reveals his past life. 

Through a series of twists and turns, the typewriter ends up on his doorstep, delivered by a devoted fan of his, Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung), who happens to feature prominently in his past life.

The story shifts when Han Se-joo develops writer’s block and struggles to write to deadline.  Just as all appears to be lost, the situation is salvaged by the appearance of the beginning stages of a novel.  Set in the 1930s, the novel accurately details the life and times of writer Seo Hwi-young (Yoo Ah-in), Ryu Soo-hyun (Im Soo-jung) and Shin Yool (Go Kyung-pyo).  But with no recollection of who wrote it, Se-joo is plagued by guilt, until he meets the ghostwriter – Shin Yool (Go Kyung-pyo).

With the three reunited in the present day, they decide to piece the story of their turbulent past together, and reveal a breathtakingly beautiful story of love, passion, loss, friendship and betrayal.

Directed by: Kim Cheol-kyu
Written by: Jin Soo-wan
Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo
Extended Cast: Kwak Si-yang, Jo Woo-jin, Oh Na-ra, Yang Jin-sung, Jeon Soo-kyung, Kang Hong-suk, Ji Dae-han, Cheon Ho-jin, Jo Kyung-sook, Lee Kyu-bok, Kim Hyun-sook, Shim Min, Kim Sung-hoon, Park Ji-hoon, Kim Kyo-shik, Hong Dae-sung, Cha Geon-woo, Jung Byung-ho, Jeon Yi-rang, Gam Seung-min, Kang Dong-yoong, Lee Doo-seok, Yoo Byung-jae, Choi Deok-moon, Choi Song-hyun, Cosmic Girls, Jeon Mi-seon, Woo Do-im
Original network: tvN
Original release: 7 April 2017 –3 June 2017
No. of episodes: 16
Running Time: 70 minutes
Executive producer(s): Kim Jin-yi, Park Ji-young
Producer(s): Kim Ki-jae
Production Company(s): THE UNICORN Studio Dragon
Distributor: tvN
Source: TVN