Han Ji-min, Lee Min-ki eyed for new series by My Liberation Notes director; Kim So-hyun to star in webtoon adaptation Is It a Coincidence? – K-drama casting latest
- Han Ji-min and Lee Min-ki are mulling offers to star in the upcoming series Hip, which will chronicle the lives of people in the countryside involved in farming
- Kim So-hyun has been cast as the lead in the webtoon adaptation Is It a Coincidence?, and Cha Eun-woo is considering a role in the upcoming Irresistible Love
Despite floods around Seoul and its surrounding areas this week, the Korean drama industry marches on, with a slew of major productions gearing up for production.
These include webtoon adaptation Is It a Coincidence?, countryside slice-of-life drama Hip and supernatural romance Irresistible Love.
The series will chronicle the lives of characters in the countryside who are involved in farming. Han earned a slew of awards for her leading role in the 2018 film Miss Baek, and was later seen opposite Nam Joo-hyuk in Josée, while Lee has earned plaudits for films such as Very Ordinary Couple and the series The Beauty Inside.
Expected to broadcast in the first half of next year, the show will be helmed by The Light in Your Eyes director Kim Suk-yoon. Han has worked before with director Kim, both on the film Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow and his drama series Radiant. Lee recently collaborated with Kim on the hugely acclaimed series My Liberation Notes.
2. Is It a Coincidence?
Kim will play Hong-joo, a woman who has grown cynical about love after breaking up with her first love, Jun-ho. The drama will chronicle the tale of Hoo-young, a man who reunites with Hong-joo – his own first love – 10 years after their time together in high school.
3. Irresistible Love
Popular singer Cha, who is steadily ramping up his screen work, will also be in the upcoming mystery series Island and the action film Decibel.
4. Red Balloon
Drama actress Seo Ji-hye may be adding yet another new show to her slate. Seo is currently considering an offer to lead the drama Red Balloon, in which she would play the protagonist Cho Eun-kang.
The series will be penned by Moon Young-nam, who most recently wrote Revolutionary Sisters.
5. Happy Boy
Based on a webtoon of the same name, the 10-part series will be headlined by Sung Yoo-bin (The Witch: Part 2. The Other One), Won Ji-an (If You Wish Upon Me) and Cho Hyun-chul (D.P.) and is expected to focus on a group of students who show their true selves after they find themselves trapped in a school following an earthquake.