Yoon Shi-yoon has been on a great post-army trajectory this past year with a dramatic turn in the JTBC fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch, and a chance to showcase his funny real-life persona on KBS mainstay variety show 1 Night 2 Days; next up for him might be headlining a new underdog human drama called Strongest Deliveryman. Yoon is currently considering an offer to star in the new series from the writer of Joseon Gunman, which is being considered at KBS for their 2017 lineup.
Strongest Deliveryman is described as a relatable story about people born with “dirt spoons” in their mouths, aka underprivileged, everyday folk. The title is a pun on the main character’s name, Choi Kang-soo (choi kang means “strongest”), and Yoon Shi-yoon is up for the title character, a jajangmyun deliveryman. It’s sounds like he’ll be a male Candy type of character, and the drama is said to be his love and success story.
Yoon’s reps were quick to say that it’s just one offer of many, so it may be too early to count chickens, though I do hope he’ll choose a drama soon. It’s hard to tell much about this project since there’s not a lot of detail concerning the plot, but a hardworking underdog character seems like a perfect (if obvious) fit for him. I’ve always thought that Yoon Shi-yoon was good, but he was especially great in his last project Mirror of the Witch, where he basically carried the show on an emotional level, and left me anticipating his future projects.
Production company Jidam (Jang Bori Is Here, My Daughter Geum Sa-wol, Mrs. Cop 2) will be at the helm, and Strongest Deliveryman is currently being shopped at KBS, though nothing has been decided yet. Meanwhile, Yoon Shi-yoon will be starring in MBC drama short Romance Full of Life as part of the Three Colors of Fantasies series, due out early next year.
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