Cast of Hyde, Jekyll, Me gathers for first script read
So I guess we’re back to calling it Hyde, Jekyll, Me? Maybe I’ll just call it Two Binnies Walk Into a Bar. Production is underway for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama known for some time as Jekyll and Me, the romantic comedy about a hero with a split personality and the woman who finds herself in an unusual love triangle with both of them. Hyun Bin (Secret Garden) and Han Ji-min (Rooftop Prince) are reuniting after co-starring in King’s Wrath (Fatal Encounter) earlier this year, and joined the rest of the cast for the drama’s inaugural script read.
The project is another webtoon adaptation (what drama isn’t these days) of a series called Dr. Jekyll Is Mr. Hyde, a romantic comedy about a man whose two personalities are opposite extremes — one is the nicest man in the world, while the other is the worst. I guess as long as he’s not a killer, it’s not so bad? I’m disturbed at myself for thinking there’s an upside in this situation, but they’re not exactly giving me a lot of upsides to work with here.
He’s a quirky chaebol shut-in who never leaves his home, which happens to be an amusement park. Han Ji-min plays the leader of a circus troupe at that amusement park that the hero wants to get rid of, and she fights to keep their act alive. Sung Joon (Discovery of Romance) plays a gentle hypnotherapist, and I find it really amusing that given the setup, he could just as easily be the hero’s therapist or the heroine’s circus troupe member. Maybe he’ll be both.
Han Sang-jin (Birth of a Beauty) will be yet another rival for Hyun Bin, and Lee Deok-hwa (Hotel King), Lee Seung-joon (Misaeng), and Lee Won-geun (Secret Door) costar. Directing is PD Jo Young-kwang of 49 Days and writing is Kim Ji-woon of Alice in Cheongdam-dong. It certainly has a great cast to boast of; let’s just hope the story manages the juggling act in a way that doesn’t make me hate one of the Hyun Bins.
Hyde, Jekyll, Me follows Pinocchio on Wednesdays and Thursdays in January. Ready or not, the year of the split personalities is headed our way…
Via My Daily