Lee Soo-hyuk joins High School King of Savvy
Lee Soo-hyuk (Shark, Vampire Idol) has just been cast in the new tvN romantic comedy series High School King of Savvy, which means he’ll be joining Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun) and Lee Hana (Triple) in the drama about a high schooler who somehow gets winds up in the executive ranks of a large corporation.
The premise sounds offbeat in a potentially hilarious way—I’m not sure how Seo In-gook works his way into this business world or why, but I can see it making for a hotbed of hijinks. Is anybody else reminded of the Arrested Development storyline where Maeby (at 13) gets mistaken for a movie executive and starts ordering around interns twice her age to do her school book reports for her, under the guise of them being potential movie projects? It’s all in the attitude!
In that regard, they did well to cast a hero who could pass for both high school (see: Answer Me 1997) and adult, which means the second lead ought to have that same age flexibility, and Lee Soo-hyuk fits that bill (he’s only a couple years out of playing high schoolers himself, having acted in White Christmas in 2011). Lee Soo-hyuk’s character is a young director of headquarters working in management and business strategy. A workaholic, he commands the admiration of all the female employees at the office, and harbors some inner angst related to a painful family past. (Don’t they all.)
High School King of Savvy will be tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama after Witch’s Romance, and premieres in June.
Via Star News