It was recently announced that Sign will be extended by an additional four episodes, bringing the series total to 20 episodes. That means the new drama 49 Days will premiere on March 16 instead. It will have to catch up to The Thorn Birds and Royal Family on the Wednesday/Thursday slot, since Thorn Birds premieres on February 23 after President, and Royal Family begins March 2 after My Princess.
On top of that, Seo Ji Hye (Kim Soo Ro) joins the cast as the cold city girl who’s friends with Nam Gyu Ri‘s character. She is described as ambitious and could betray even her best friends, making her the likely cause of Nam Gyu Ri’s accident/comatose state. She feels guilty, and is more haunted when Lee Yo Won‘s body is possessed with the spirit of Nam Gyu Ri.
- Bae Soo Bin is Nam Gyu Ri’s fiance, who loves his money more than her.
- Nam gets into an accident and Jung Il Woo directs her soul towards Lee Yo Won’s body so that she can fulfill her mission. If she can get three people to genuinely cry for her within 49 days, she can return back to life.
- Lee Yo Won plays two characters – herself, and her body possessed by Nam Gyu Ri. She is also Jung Il Woo’s sister; Jung Il Woo died when he was 23.
- Jo Hyun Jae is childhood friends with Nam Gyu Ri, but has a romantic entanglement with Lee Yo Won when she gets possessed by Nam’s spirit.