It’s another relatively quiet week in the Korean entertainment scene but there’s still some exciting news. Two K-pop girl groups, T-ara and Red Velvet, have announced their highly-anticipated comebacks. Meanwhile, Netflix’s D.P., an original Korean series starring Jung Hae-in, is confirmed to be released this month. Hospital Playlist’s Shin Hyun-bin is also confirmed to be starring opposite Song Joong-ki in his new drama while Teo Yoo is slated to make his Hollywood debut.
Find all that out and more in this week’s Korean entertainment news. Missed last week’s round-up? You can still read it here.
1. Kim Sejeong and Ahn Hyo-seop confirmed to star in webtoon-based drama
We previously reported that Gugudan’s Kim Sejeong is in talks to star opposite 2020’s Baeksang Arts Award Best New Actor, An Hyo-seop, in a new drama. This week, it was confirmed that the two will be working together in A Business Proposal (working title), according to Kakao Entertainment.
The upcoming series is a romantic comedy about an office employee who goes on a blind date with her company’s CEO on her friend’s behalf, all while trying to hide her identity. It will be based on a web novel by Hae Hwa in 2017 which was turned into a webtoon the following year. The series will adopt elements from both the web novel and webtoon.
Ahn will be playing third-generation chaebol, Kang Tae-mu, while Kim is taking on the role of Shin Ha-ri, an ordinary office worker. Meanwhile, Seol In-ah will be playing Shin Ha-ri’s best friend, who is the only daughter of a chaebol and Kim Min-kyu will be playing Cha Sung-hoon, Kang’s chief secretary. The drama will be helmed by director Park Sun-ho, who previously worked on Wok of Love and Suspicious Partner.