The manuscript fee per episode of writer Kim Eun Sook, who wrote Netflix’s popular work “The Glory”, is attracting attention again among netizens.
As Netflix’s “The Glory” is gaining huge popularity, writer Kim Eun Sook’s “manuscript fee per episode”, which was mentioned on a program in the past, is being re-examined.
On Jan 12th, a post titled “A writer with a manuscript fee of more than 100 million won per episode” was uploaded on the online community Etoland.
Writer Kim Eun Sook, who consistently wrote popular works such as “The Glory”, SBS’ “Lovers in Paris”, “The City Hall”, “Secret Garden”, KBS 2TV’s “Descendants of the Sun”, tvN’s “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” and “Mr. Sunshine”, was mentioned in the post.
Writer Kim’s manuscript fee was mentioned on Channel A’s entertainment program “Rumor Has It” in 2019.
At that time, a reporter said, “Writer Kim entered college 5 years later than her peers because she had to earn tuition fees. After graduation, she wrote a play script at Daehak-ro, but it was unknown, so she had no fixed income.“
This reporter then claimed, “It is said that the first salary writer Kim received from the drama production company was 700,000 won. Afterwards, as ‘Lovers in Paris’ recorded a viewership rating of 57.6%, her manuscript fee per episode rose to 30 million won. In ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’, her manuscript fee was 70~80 million won per episode, and now it exceeds 100 million won.“
Netizens commented, “I’m looking forward to ‘The Glory’ part 2“, “I want to get close with writer Kim Eun Sook somehow“, “‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’ and ‘Mr. Sunshine’ are my favorite dramas“…
Written by writer Kim Eun Sook, “The Glory” tells the story of a woman who puts an elaborate revenge scheme in motion to make the perpetrators pay for their crimes years after surviving horrific abuse in high school. Actress Song Hye Kyo and writer Kim reunited 6 years after the popular drama “Descendants of the Sun” (2016) and received a lot of attention.
“The Glory” has a total of 16 episodes, divided into part 1 and part 2. Netflix will release 8 episodes at a time instead of releasing them all at once. Part 2 is scheduled to be released in March.