So Ji-sub has a pretty distinctive face, but he’s still rather disguised in these new stills from his upcoming drama Cain & Abel.
Shooting started for the drama at a Seoul hospital on November 16, which is aiming for a February 2009 premiere. The 20-episode drama co-stars Shin Hyun-joong (Stairway to Heaven), Chae Jung-ahn (Coffee Prince), and Han Ji-min (Yi San). In the drama, So and Shin play doctors and brothers and get caught between two women (of course).
Director Kim Hyung-shik is no stranger to medical dramas, having produced the popular Grey’s Anatomy-esque 2007 drama Surgeon Bong Dal-hee. He explains that this is no mere medical drama, but also deals with the brothers’ “intertwining fates and loves.” So far, pretty standard stuff, although with this cast, we can hope the end product is more fresh and innovative than its description.
Cain & Abel was to be So’s first project out of the army, but due to repeated delays, his television comeback has come after four years (since 2004’s I’m Sorry, I Love You) rather than the intended two.