Go Ara up to romance robot Seo Kang-joon in KBS’s Are You Human Too
As far as titles go, KBS’s Are You Human Too is a pretty solid one, given that it’s immediately evocative and piques curiosity. The latest news on this drama’s progress is that it is now courting Go Ara (Hwarang) to star, with the male lead role still out to Seo Kang-joon (Entourage), who was offered the project last month and is still in talks.
Are You Human Too is described, rather interestingly, as a story about a “human impersonation con project,” in which a robot armed with artificial intelligence works his way into a fierce power battle within a chaebol family in a large-scale con. Seo Kang-joon has been offered the role of an android named SwindlerGod-III, which, ha. I’m guessing he probably goes by a different name most of the time, given that the robot is initially made upon the request of a third-generation chaebol’s mother after he falls into a coma. Um, that’s not weird and Oedipal at all.
There’s no word on the role Go Ara has been offered, and nothing more about the plot than that previous description, so for now I’m limited to my own speculations. But an android who messes with power-hungry chaebols as part of a con job? That sounds potentially uproarious, and I’m looking with interest at the producing combo of Princess’s Man writer Jo Jung-joo and PD Cha Young-hoon of the quirky mini-drama Baek-hee Has Returned (as well as Uncontrollably Fond, which I don’t hold against him as he did not write it; he was also the second PD on Joseon Gunman and Gaksital, which were both very well-shot).
Are You Human Too does not yet have a premiere date, but is looking at a broadcast run in the latter half of this year.
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