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Im Shi-wan, L, Chae Soo-bin headline Chinese web drama Black Cat

And the stars continue to head to China: ZE:A’s Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) and Infinite’s L (The Time I’ve Loved You) have both been confirmed as leads for new Chinese web drama Black Cat, with relative newcomer Chae Soo-bin (Sassy Go Go) joining them.

Both idol stars have a good amount of acting experience (even though one has a better track record than the other), with Im Shi-wan being particularly successful in Misaeng, which garnered him much much acclaim. L has had a more uneven acting history, but Chae Soo-bin’s is fairly strong despite its newness, and she drew attention for being an effective antagonist in Sassy Go Go. So hopefully we can be cautiously optimistic that this new project may turn out okay.

Black Cat is described as a light rom-com series Im Shi-wan playing the mysterious lead character Ji-baek. L plays the hot top star (essentially himself) Ho-yeon, who has a kind personality and takes special care of the heroine, Mi-oh. That role will be played by Chae Soo-bin, and she’ll get caught up between both boys in a love triangle.

In other news, we’ll get to see more of Im Shi-wan with Jin Gu in a movie that’s premiering soon, One Line. Chae Soo-bin has another drama lined up, the youth palace romance Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, which premieres in August.

Web drama Black Cat plans to start filming in Korea during the latter half of June.

Via TV Report, Herald Pop, Star News

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So it will be filmed in S.Korea with Korean actors whose voices will be dubbed later? Why not use Chinese actors and film it in China. Or is it merely being funded by China but the production is completely Korean?
Don't like it when Korean actors work in China. English subtitles for Chinese shows are harder to find :(

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I don't particularly mind cause it means they're gonna get paid better. They're probably treated better as well because Chinese dramas are filmed completely before it airs, so it won't take a toll on the actor's health

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Dont worry for that. Singaporeans are effectively bilingual in both Chinese and English. There'll definitely be fans who will trans this.

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Wow Im si hwan is so busy with his acting career, being forget he's a member of a boyband, just maybe bcz his group isn't too popular, that being his advantege for his acting career, poor another his group members, Not like Infinite who's popular enough In korea and another counrty so that peoples will easy recognize him as a infinite members,

I think Idol actor who in popular group will always recognize as the part of their group, however their actings is super good and improved,There's will always some peoples will saying I still seing him/her as a(member of) hahaha lmfao

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It's interesting to see that L and woohyun oppas are had in hand in the latest of infinite's headlines, I find it amusing that L who it as said with a shaky atmosphere in acting has yet again scored another lead role in a drama. Although we can be proud that he is very much one of the few idol actors who put a lot of hard work into whatever they do.
I personally dislike idol actors because they have done no professional training what so ever in acting but I'm looking forward to see what potential will L bring out because since recently he's been into a lot of acting likely, maybe the cast and crew saw something that is potential within him.

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Some agencies do send their idols to acting classes. A lot of them even have acting classes in-house.

For me training is not important. There are singers and idols that have shown they are also talented actors. Siwan, his group mate Hyungsik, Lee Seung Gi, Park Yoochun, Lee Joon, Eric Moon, Seo In Guk, etc. and that is only some male examples. For the females right now I'm impressed with Minah from Girl's Day as Gong Shim. Hyeri also did a good job in Reply 1988 (Entertainer not so much, but the character is also pretty flat). Plus I think Eunji from APink is pretty awesome too. So basically, as long as they can show that they can do it, I'm fine with it.

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Im Si Wan turn down Entourage and choose this drama. I have no idea.

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More exposure. Means more money. China has a huuuge population

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I think it's more because of the movie, One Line along with Jin Gu. I remember dramabeans had mentioned it before.

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ah, L. I'm so conflicted. he was amazing in shut up flower boy band, funny in cunning single lady, but ?????????? in master's son and my lovely girl. or maybe the latter was just the script.

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I think this is going to be cute with Siwan and Soo Bin. L acting needs improvement but I'm going to check it out anyway.

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If this web drama goes in the same line as Thumping Spike and High End Crush, am all for it. Both has all the cute of kdrama without the heavy angst, the casting was spot on even for the supporting characters (spreading the love for Lee Shi Eun!).
Hope the Black Cat will be another good watch, it has a good cast already.

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I love Im Shi-wan, he was beyond fantastic in Misaeng so any news of him taking up a series (even a web series) is good news to me even if I wish he'd get a good offer on Korean tv. Same with Chae Soo-bin, who's shockingly good for a rookie.

I'm not fond of the dubbing aspect of Chinese dramas, but hope this is good for their sakes.

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Chae Soo Bin is the female lead right? I'm glad she's getting a lot of work. She's good at her craft for someone her age (22).

On the topic of idols, I like it when idols are given a few supporting roles before they transition to lead roles. Like Yook Sung Jae and Lee Tae Hwan. I can't wait to see my BTS boys on the small screen!

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Hwarang can't come fast enough!!!!!

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Yes V/Tae-hyung in Hwarang!

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I am the moment I saw Chae Soo Bin's name :). I like Im Shi Wan a lot in Misaeng.

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Isn't it possible, this being a web drama, that they release two versions, one Chinese and one Korean?

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I mean, has it been done before, to your knowledge?

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When this drama release ?

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