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Yoo Ah-In, Jo Seung-Woo, and Lee Joon-gi to Lead tvN Dramas This Year

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Although tvN’s dramas are not performing as well since the huge success of Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, it seems like there is nothing to worry about. Staring April, three hottest drama stars will make appearances in their dramas to bring tvN the crown back.

Firstly, Yoo Ah-in is returning to the Korean drama scene in about a year, taking the lead role in Chicago Typewriter starting April 7. The romantic fantasy drama is about a best-selling writer in a slump Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) and his relationships with a ghostwriter Yoo Jin-oh (Go Kyung-pyo), and a fan-turned-anti-fan Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung).

Written by Jin Soo-wan of Moon Embracing the Sun and Kill Me Heal Me and produced by Kim Cheol-kyu of On the Way to the Airport, the drama is already at the center of drama fans’ attention

Following Yoo Ah-in is Jo Seung-woo, who is to return with Secret Forest (working title) with actress Bae Doo-na. Jo Seung-woo, who has actively been engaged with his musical and film career, is coming back with a drama in three years since God’s Gift: 14 Days.

Secret Forest is a crime thriller drama that follows Hwang Shi-mok (Jo Seung-woo) and Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doo-na) who work together against corrupted prosecutor’s office. Hwang Shi-mok, the role Jo Seung-woo is to act, is a prosecutor who has lost emotion due to a brain surgery. The drama has started filming in January and plans to air in June.

In August, Korean remake of Criminal Minds awaits you. Although there is no set detail yet, Lee Joon-gi is currently reviewing the lead role. Following the success in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, the next step Lee Joon-gi is to take is much anticipated, especially because he has promised to “star in at least one piece every year” for his fans.

In addition to Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Son Hyun-joo, Yoo Sun, and Lee Sun-bin are considering roles in the drama.


Original article by Park Jin-young
Translated by Heewon Kim