Kim Young-kwang, Oh Jung-se courted for new tvN drama
Cable network tvN is lining up a new late-summer drama for its Friday-Saturday slot, and the offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Good Doctor) to headline. The drama is called Plus Nine Boys, a loose translation for “boys whose ages end in nine.” To wit: ages 9, 19, 29, and 39, or every decade plus nine. It’ll be about four boys at each of those ages, and Kim Young-kwang is up to play the 29-year-old one, while the always funny Oh Jung-se (A New Leaf) is reportedly being courted to play the 39-year-old.
There isn’t a lot of news on this new boys club drama, so these are very early casting offers. An idol is rumored to be up for the role of the 19-year-old, which isn’t exactly a surprise, though no one has been named so it’s also vague. The drama will be about the loves and lives of four leading men (er, boys) who are each at the cusp of a new decade, and that’s all we know so far. Isn’t the nine-year-old’s love story just going to blow all these other guys out of the water? I mean, come on.
I don’t know if that means it’ll be very loosely plotted or feel like four mini dramas that weave in and out, but I’m curious since it sounds like something different from the norm. Oh Jung-se makes me laugh no matter what he does, so I hope he’s a sure thing. Model-turned-actor Kim Young-kwang has been steadily building his resume with supporting roles (Hot-Blooded Youth, Love Rain, White Christmas) and he’s generally very pleasant (not to mention extremely easy on the eyes), though he hasn’t had any breakthrough roles.
The new drama is set to air after the contract romance drama Marriage Not Dating, which is currently courting Yeon Woo-jin and Honey Lee to star. (That drama follows Gap-dong in June.) Plus Nine Boys will be helmed by variety PD Yoo Hak-chan (Three Fools, 1 Night 2 Days) and a new writer, and will air sometime in August.
Via TV Daily
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