Lee Yubi offered leading role in School 2015
Ooh, Lee Yubi for School 2015? I do love how this franchise casts. The newest installment of the School franchise has been bumped up on KBS’s roster for a late-April premiere, and casting is at last underway. First up to star is Lee Yubi, a rising young actress who’s been making a mark with lovable secondary characters over the last few years — Pinocchio, Gu Family Book, Nice Guy — and is in need of a leading role, stat.
The series that began in the ’90s and had a revival in 2013 focuses on social issues plaguing teens, with an earnest touch and a fresh-faced cast. This year, the drama’s full title will be Who Are You–School 2015, and will add a flair of mystery to the usual slice-of-life show about kids in high school. I don’t think I’ll mind a little genre-mixing, as long as the drama remains realistic — that’s sort of the crux of School’s appeal, and if it stopped being soul-crushingly real, it’d be too fluffy and stop being School.
The story will be about an It Girl who goes missing one day, and then suddenly returns with no memory. Lee Yubi is considering an offer to play a different student — one who once ruled her school in a different town, then transfers to a high school in Gangnam and becomes a bullied nobody. Then one day she suddenly becomes the most popular girl in school, and I’m guessing that all of this has something to do with that missing It Girl. I can’t tell from the description which of the two girls will be the lead, but if it’s anything like Lee Jong-seok and Kim Woo-bin in School 2013, they’ll be sharing the spotlight. How great will it be if it’s about two girls’ friendship this year?
I’m excited because I love the School series and Lee Yubi is going to be adorable in it. But it DOES make me a little crazy that they didn’t cast her in School 2013 with Kim Woo-bin like they should have (Why with the star-crossed timing, universe? WHY?), because I think Lee Yubi and Kim Woo-bin should just be in all of each other’s dramas, always. I guess I’ll settle for a cameo. Get on that, KBS.
Who Are You–School 2015 follows Blood on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning April 27.
- School 2015 in the works at KBS
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- First script read for Pinocchio’s newbie news reporters
- Newsroom drama Pinocchio secures rookie reporter cast
- Pinocchio courts Lee Yubi and Kim Young-kwang to play reporters
- Lee Yubi up to reunite with Kim Woo-bin in Twenty
- Lee Yubi joins Tailor for her big screen debut
- Gu Family Book: Episode 1
- Nineties drama School gets a revival
- Nice Guy: Episode 1