The casting for the highly-anticipated upcoming drama by No Hee Kyung has finally been confirmed, and it includes the biggest names in the industry.
Previously, on April 20, it was reported that Lee Byung Hun, Cha Seung Won, Kim Woo Bin, Shin Min Ah, Han Ji Min, and Lee Jung Eun will be starring in writer No Hee Kyung’s upcoming drama “Our Blues” (literal title). At the time, the actors stated they were still in talks for the drama.
On October 7, it was confirmed that Lee Byung Hun, Cha Seung Won, Kim Woo Bin, Shin Min Ah, Han Ji Min, and Lee Jung Eun will be leading the upcoming drama.
“Our Blues” is an omnibus-style drama that focuses on the sweet, sour and bitter life stories of diverse characters throughout different stages in their lives, the setting will be in Jeju Island.
Lee Byung Hun will play Lee Dong Suk, a guy born and raised in the countryside of Jeju Island who sells trucks for a living. He will be paired with Shin Min Ah who is taking on the role of Min Sun Ah, a woman with a secret who arrives at Jeju, she ends up working with Lee Dong Suk
Cha Seung Won is taking on the role of Choi Han Soo, a man who returns to his hometown in Jeju after becoming the perfect city man. Lee Jung Eun will play the role of Jeong Eun Hee, the owner of a fish store who gets reunited with her first love Choi Han Soo who comes back after 30 years.
Han Ji Min will play the role of Lee Young Ok, a rookie diver who came from the city. She’s bright and pleasant but carries rumors around her. She will be paired with Kim Woo Bin who is taking on the role of Park Jung Joon, a warm-hearted man who meets Lee Young Ok while searching for a woman who will not leave Jeju.
Uhm Jung Hwa will play the role of Go Mi Ran, a woman who returns to Jeju island after living a difficult life in the city.
Screenwriter No Hee Kyung has previously written many hit dramas including “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” “Dear My Friends,” and “Live.”
The drama will be directed by Kim Kyu Tae, who has worked on dramas including “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” “Live,” “Iris,” and “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo.”
The drama is scheduled to premiere in 2022.
My personal thoughts- by Jass K.
Wow… what a lineup. I think this is the first time ever that I’ve seen a Korean celebrity couple work together not before they confirm dating, but after it.
The fact that they’re not paired together either is an interesting choice. The casting has to be the biggest I’ve seen in kdrama land because all of those actors are A-list actors. I am guessing the script is this good for them to have agreed to it.
Screenwriter No Hee Kyung has hits and misses in my eyes, “It’s Okay, That’s Love” remains one of my fav kdramas of all time, but some of her dramas can get boring. I am guessing this one will be a life drama. It will be interesting to see whether the entire cast will become friends through the story or if they will be treated separately.
2022 is looking amazing. I am excited about what will come.