Casting is underway for KBS’s newest weekend drama due out this summer, called What’s With This Family. Idol Park Hyung-shik (Heirs, Nine) of Ze:A has been offered the lead, and up-and-comer Seo Kang-joon (Sly and Single Again) and former child star Nam Ji-hyun (Angel Eyes, Hwa-yi) are in talks to join the cast as well. The premise seems typical for weekend fare — the series will be about a family going about their noisy lives, and will concentrate on the family’s bond.
The show will also highlight development of the adolescents, which sounds like justification to cast youthful, attractive actors/actresses/idols to garner greater viewership from a younger demographic (not that they need solid reasoning — more pretty can’t hurt!).
There’s some confusion about Seo Kang-joon’s character — he’s either the lead’s bestie, rival, or both, and from the little we know about the plot, it appears he may get caught up in a love triangle with Park Hyung-shik and Nam Ji-hyun. While I really fancy the idea of Seo Kang-joon and Nam Ji-hyun working together, a source at KBS was quick to caution that there is still a lot of time left before production begins, and therefore, the cast is subject to change.
What’s With This Family will be written by Kang Eun-kyung (Gu Family Book, Baker King Kim Tak-gu) and will follow Wonderful Season, debuting in August.
Via TV Report