Seo Kang-joon offered role as swindler robot in KBS’s political drama
Originally, Seo Kang-joon (Entourage) had signed on to be one of the leads in webtoon adaptation From A Distance, A Green Spring, but that drama was scrapped (or at least indefinitely postponed) by KBS in favor of airing Third-Rate My Way and Sang-shik and Nara during its May timeslot openings. So it looks like Seo Kang-joon is back on the market, and he’s currently being courted to play a robot for the new drama Are You a Human Too.
There aren’t too many details yet on the actual storyline of the drama, but the character Seo Kang-joon has been offered is an emotional AI being, model name SwindlerGod-III. Created with superior looks and programmed to make aegyo mistakes, SwindlerGod-III is the perfect package. He’s supposed to be involved in a larger political power struggle amongst the chaebol class of Korea, in a large-scale con.
While Are You A Human Too seems more centered around class warfare set in a futuristic society, the moment I saw the description “handsome robot who understands emotions,” I was taken back to memories of J-dorama Zettai Kareshi, or Absolute Boyfriend. At its surface, it was a rom-com about a romantic sex android, but digging a little deeper, I felt like it was a thoughtful story about what it means to love, connect with others, and have real human relationships. If this upcoming KBS drama is able to portray the dilemma of free agency and societal norms in a meaningful way, I think it could be an interesting watch.
The drama is currently in the middle of casting the rest of its characters, and will begin filming sometime in late spring or early summer.
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