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Kim Yoo-jung offered leading role in School 2017

Yay, I couldn’t be happier about this news! Casting has finally commenced on School 2017, the seventh installment of KBS’s high school drama franchise, and an offer has been made to Kim Yoo-jung (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) to headline. It seems like a no-brainer that she’d be their first choice, given that she’s one of dramaland’s biggest youth stars, and her last series Moonlight Drawn By Clouds was a huge hit for the network.

School is a franchise of standalone seasons that tells stories set in high school and focuses on teen issues of the day like bullying and academic pressure. It began in 1999 and launched several early Hallyu stars’ careers (Jang Hyuk, Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, Lee Dong-wook, Im Soo-jung and more), and then was revived after a long hiatus in 2013 with Lee Jong-seok and Kim Woo-bin in the teen bromance to end all bromances. Who Are You–School 2015 starred Kim So-hyun in a season with a melodrama-mystery bent, which was more addictive but had less of the realism that the franchise built its name on.

The newest season will be helmed by PD Park Jin-seok of Naked Fireman and written by Im Soo-mi of the Let’s Eat franchise, long-running office comedy Rude Miss Young-ae, and old sitcoms like Three Men, Three Women and Nonstop 4. They haven’t revealed any story details yet, but the new season plans to stick to the original core of the series, to show real high school students’ lives and struggles. I’m especially happy about the addition of writer Im Soo-mi, because I would call both seasons of Let’s Eat relatable, funny, and poignant. School tends to be more dramatic than most of the dramas on her resume, but I feel like I can trust that she’ll give it heart.

This may be familiar ground for Kim Yoo-jung, who’s played her fair share of students both bullied (Angry Mom) and bullying (Thread of Lies/Elegant Lie), but I’d love to see her take a role like this where she’s front and center as the high school student and tackling some good ol’ teen angst. Hm, I wonder if any of her Moonlight co-stars are free. Kwak Dong-yeon is the right age for this, right?

School 2017 is being planned for a July broadcast on KBS.

Via Herald Pop

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I hope she takes this!

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She's the first name to be linked to this project. This gives me hope that School 2017 will be female-centric. Plsplsplspls

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*prays hard she takes this

She wants a high school project right? What better than School series?! And a female centric plot will be a bonus.

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Joining in with the wishes!!! plsplspls!!!

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Hope she takes it and we need a good male lead too.

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How about Lee Seo Won???

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OMG YESS PLEASEE?!! I loved him A LOT in The Liar and His Lover. He needs to get a lead role soon! Please prettt please dramagods ?

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Last I heard, Sidus said no confirmation but work is being reviewed.

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I am not surprised, School series usually launch newbie actors and actress into fame and KYJ is already a bigger name after Moonlight.

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my bad, still no confirmation.

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Im torn between NO (I dont want another unnecessary comparison) and YES (Yoojung really wanted to act as a high schooler with her next drama).

If ever she say YES I just HOPE the drama will be female centric. Make her character interesting please!

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A female gengster student will be great - bold and sassy type but at the same time know when to respect others. Please don't just make her 'too good' type of student.

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zomg we have the same thought dear..

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You should watch Elegant Lies, it's a film with her as a high school student, but be cautious, she plays a really complicated character in it.

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I watched it already ?

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It's like their agency is encouraging these girls to be compared by giving them the exact same project. This is going to ignite major fan wars. I fear all the mud slinging that's going to come.

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yup..i feel u..immediately i saw the news ..i knew very soon there will be fan wars about who acted better in the school series. if kim yoo jung accepts..she will be compared with kim so hyun...to be honest...i wish these fan wars are unnecessary...and while i personally prefer kim soo hyun since i have watched more of her works and just like her more...i still think kim yoo jung is a great young actress...we can all love them together..no need for fan wars...haha..life is too short to spend it on causing unnecessary problems...

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"We can love all of them together"

Yes yes yes. As a fan of both actress, I'm saddened by the immature fan wars which could draw lines between KYJ and KSH although they are a genuine with each other.

both are wonderful in their own way and precious gems of their generation. so lets just spread love and appreciation

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No need to downvote for comments that don't deserve it.

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I agree with this. I think Sidus sucks in handling both girls and giving them similar projects (right down to the endorsements). one of my wishes for Yoo-jung is for her to leave that agency when her contract expires.

But for now, I'm happy to see her considering another project. I want to see her back on my screen, and she did say a few times that she wants to act in a high school drama when she's still the right age for it.

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Are they from the same agency?

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Yes. SidusHQ.

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Really?! ?
These two girls r so popular. They don't need fan wars 2 promote either of them.

Well, maybe there's an agency inside-war going on. ?

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They even have the same endorsements!? O_O

Well then again this is the same agency that tried to ruin JJH's career and blackmail her into extending her contract with them.

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Not the same, but similar. Like Pocari Sweat vs. Chojung Water, Pelicana Chicken vs Yogiyo (one is a restaurant and the other a food delivery service, but both feature fried chickens in promos), etc.

And then, for dramas, Moonlight vs Ruler, Angry Mom vs School 2015, and now School 2015 vs. School 2017. But casting both girls in high school roles can't be helped since they're the right age.

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Does anyone know when their contract's expire? I just want them to leave. They are too precious for Sidus.

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Yoo-jung's contract will end this August. No idea about So-hyun.

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I love both girls. And i hope Yoo Jung plays high school dramas as many as while she can.

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To be fair though, Kim So Hyun does get more projects because she has the time since she does not attend high school to focus on her career while Kim yoo Jung goes to school and take exams like every other kid in korea on top of her career

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Pretty sure they both take the same number of exams because KSH is always studying on set. I think she left school for other reasons beside her career but she is known to be a work-a-holic.

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Umm no. Sohyun herself said she gave up studying and school already to focus on her career right after she graduated middle school 3 years ago. So I doubt she have any exams to take. There is nothing wrong with that. She wanted to focus on her career and she wants to be on top like she said herself. Atleast she knows what she wants and focus on her goal.

Yoojung on the otherhand really go to school. Like she attend class, she studies with her classmate, she take exam like normal students. She even participate in school festivals, in school plays etc. There are even videos and photos with her and her classmate doing P.E. and listening to lectures in classroom etc. She go to school like normal high school student because that is what she wanted. She said she wanted to still have a normal school life. She said she doesn't wanna have regrets and live her teen years fully and like a normal student outside taping. And lucky for she said her schoolmate all treated her like like a normal student and not as a celebrity. That is why she take breaks and mostly only do 1 drama per year.

I think this was the difference between the two.

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KSH didnt go to school but she is home schooled. So she will take national exam like normal, but the year end exam to evaluate her performance is up to the teacher/s

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Park Bo-gum did say something like that as well...xD Not that it's likely, but well...*coughs* *hopes*

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I am not a big fan of either of them, and between these two I prefer Kim So Hyun over Kim Yoo Jung. But this immature fanwar, *smh* i have seen a lot of comparison - who is prettier, who is better. They are too young to face this thing. What would happen in the next 10 years if this continue. I wish either one or both of them will be active in chungmuro more later. Kdramaland is too much drama by the fans, at times.

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I agree. They should both migrate to films and dump their agency. I want KYJ back but I don't want her in this specific series either. Sidus are you seriously saying there were no other dramas or what! This is not fair to either of them.

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The Naver article on this has Sidus downplaying her involvement, saying it's just one of the projects she's considering.

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Sidus and downplaying don't match. If weren't true they would have killed it like the Circle casting.

Praying for mature comments and no fan wars!

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I hope they are! I don't think they constant comparisons make it easy for them to interact with each other. I like what SHK said about her own comparisons with her contemporaries. 'In the end it was all really pointless' or something to that effect.

I would love to see the 3 Kim's in a travel variety series. Something like Youth Over Flowers! I bet it would be an awesome watch and would kill some of the fan wars.

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Competition will exist in any industry. And even if they don't take on the same role, people will still compare them.
I remember seeing an article where people mentioned Sidus was bias to Kim Yoojung just because Kim Sohyun is going to be making a CAMEO in Lee Jong-suk's upcoming drama.

Besides, the girls are still young. There are limited roles that they could take when it comes to dramaland. I wonder why they don't turn to films too, like Kim Saeron.

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And here come the bitter fans from one side. This is what I mean by fan wars. They are not biased but making money off both in the most unprofessional manner. Please don't support such behaviour by calling it a bias.

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This kind of comment honestly can cause more unintended wars.

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Let's stop with this line of thinking. I am very much aware that Sidus isn't promoting Yoo-jung properly, but it's not just So-hyun getting more SNS promotions. They promote literally every other artist they have more than Yoo-jung. It just so happens that So-hyun has a drama right now so she's getting more exposure.

So, speaking as a fellow Yoo-jung fan, let's leave So-hyun out of this and just agree that both of them need to get out of that agency stat.

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i very much agree with you, these girls are too good for sidus.

to SH fans im really sorry, i dont want to bring fanwars on this thread.

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I see alot of KYJ fans talking about it but I don't see how they could tell from an instagram account..

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my mistake.

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I wasn't trying to bait you. Am pissed at Sidus myself.

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Hm, I wonder if any of her Moonlight co-stars are free. Kwak Dong-yeon is the right age for this, right?

Kim Hyung, Jeoha don't approve of this. 불허한다. LOL

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Regardless of whether she accepts this or not, I wish everyone would stop bringing So-hyun's name into this because this is what draws the fan wars and comparisons. School series is undeniably career launching, and Yoo-jung may not need this, but the publicity itself is helping the show. They can have rookies as the rest of the casts, but it helps to have a big name to draw in audiences too. Tralalalalaal
*shuts ears and focus on Yoo-jung's upcoming fan meeting in Singapore

#BiasedYooJungfan

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are you me?

lol, i'm tired of this comparison.
i blame sidus, and pray hard YJ would soon leave this agency.

out of topic, are you going to YJ fm tomorrow?
lucky you ^^

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No, sadly I'm not. But @michykdrama is! I'm hoping to hear live updates from her.

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I am I am!!!!! I won tickets!!! I'm so excited!! going to get to take a photo with her!!!!!!!!

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enjoy the fm dear, hope you have a great time with YJ and YJ fans ^^

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Thanks @laluna!
I'll definitely share pics!!!

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Wow! That's so cool! You get to see her AND take photos w/ her!? That's super special! Have fun and can't wait to see your update on this!

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I'm actually surprised at all the hand-wringing about the So-hyun comparisons. School 2017 will have its main cast, and at least one of them will be a girl. Why is it such a bad thing that it's Yoo-jung?

I get that fans of both actresses will always compare, but I haven't seen them go on a full-on fanwar. This negativity is only fueling the fire.

P.S. I've been reading Korean netizen responses to her potential casting and they're very positive. So there.

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It's impossible to not mention the other when its an immediate follow up. Which is why this is a bad idea. K-netz aren't the ones to worry about since they love both girls equally but if you go on twitter you can see how the i-netz have already started comparing.

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Exactly, K-netizens are generally favorable of this, why can international fans be the same?

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And they are the most important audience since they are the ones who will give the ratings, not i-netz/fans #justmy2cents

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Please stop saying they will compare of whatever. Stop raining on other people's parade.

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@tinymaki yeah, most I-fans watch k-dramas illegally anyways

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I don't get this so called fan wars and nor do I freaking care. I don't think the two girls care either. They are probably good friends but that's not dramatic enough for the internet trolls.

I can appreciate them both. I discovered Yoo-jung first through the many sageuks I've seen and have been following her career ever since. She totally won me over in the movie "The Chaser" acting beside some of Chungmuro's heavy weight actors.

I'm still trying to keep up with So-hyun's dramas since Moon-Sun.I just hope she is not going to be wasted in her current drama because she can do SO MUCH more if she is given more to work with.

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This would be too "small" for her, but please say yes.

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So down for this. Love her! She grown up so well! I love Kim So Hyun but was not as into School 2015. I glad they realized that a more grounded heart-filled plot is the way to go.

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If she takes on the role, KSH and KYJ will always end up being compared.

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I really want a lesser known rookie(ish) actress to be cast. That's always been one of the charms of the School series for me - getting to know underrated/unknown actors that blow us away.

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Not surprised if they cast idols too

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Idols for supporting casts probably OK as long as can act and not too awkward.

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If they cast all idols, drama is gonna be flop. They at least need one actor or actress who have strenght to carry a drama or draw attention to the drama from fans. So i am not disliking Yoo Jung to take it. I mean this drama only could further her career with young audience and more fans. It is not gonna hurt i hope.

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Agree. We need the main female and male lead to be the real and experienced young actors and the rest can be rookie or idols. I still hope this one has similarity with 2013- i want to see teacher like Jang Nara

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I heard the production team did audition for casting . So, I was hoping for new face.

But probably the production team has other considerations. KYJ has more experience, still a high school student and can attract more viewers. Because School 2017 will face a tough competition with NGM Falsify and Yoona Kings Love.

If she accepts it, good luck cutie! And hopefully the plot is much better than School 2015... (still bitter...)

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Maybe they will get new faces for other casts but need a big name like Kim Yoo Jung to be the main lead since the competition will be strong. Although I didn't watch TLAHL but I heard Lee Seo Won received many positive reviews, so maybe can include him among the main casts.

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Kwak Dong Yeon and Lee Seo Won are my dream male leads ('97 Line)... but not with Kim Yoo Jung. I'd rather have a fresh face.

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Fresh face female lead is a bit worrying for me - because it has the tendency to cast a real fresh face without acting chop for eg idol. Kim Yoo Jung's curent status probably too big for this series but they need her for more promotions and buzz and it is good to see her in this drama, probably this is her last high school drama.

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I like the picture you used. She's so pretty.

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Yay! Sounds exciting ?

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Yook Sung Jae and this time he gets the girl

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That would be overkill for Yook Sung Jae to be in both School 2015 AND School 2017.

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Just wishful thinking. Know it's never gonna happen.

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As much as I love Yook Sung-jae, no. Like what @panshel said, it would be an overkill for him. I'm hoping for Kim Min-jae or Lee So-won.

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Lee Seo Won, yes please!! Addicted to his looks and super low manly voice

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It was meant as a nudge to 2015 which was .........

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Ooooooh I'd be so down with this! She's been getting better and better the more mature she grows.

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Ah my first thought was NOOOOO... I would rather they take some low- profile actors or entirely new faces.. We need new blood! Plus, I thought the School series was famous for taking rookies and turning them into household names anyway...

I know School 2015 was a little different in that regard with KSH but look what they did to that show! Where was all the teenage angst expected from a School series?? I love romance like the next girl but they butchered it! Doesn't mean I didn't like it, but I didn't love it like I loved School 2013..

And yes on the comparison front... If KYJ takes this, then there would be just 1 more show where she would be compared with KSH.

But, well, whoever is cast, would still watch the show with high expectations!

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I have watched both school 2013 and 2015. I dont remember nothing about 2013 other than there was WooBin and Jong Suk. Maybe i am more of romance watcher. I love 2015 though.

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Oh really? I love romance a lot too but felt 2015 was a little lacking in many ways..

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I'm worried about these issues too. I'd like to know if 2017 will follow a male or female protagonist. 2015 followed Lee Jong Seok's perspective. 2016 was from KSH's perspective.

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Go and grab it, Yoo jung-ahhhh..

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I'm less than thrilled with this casting since Kim So Hyun was in this role TWO YEARS earlier, which makes it feel like Kim Yoo Jung is second best. I never even considered Kim Yoo Jung to be a possibility as she's way too big for School. Kwak Dong Yeon, on the other hand, should be the lead, and hopefully, this can be his big break.

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I agree. They should have gone with new faces for this one even if it meant less ratings. I just can't with this casting. It feels like we'll spend more time comparing them rather than actually watching the show.

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Why is status so important? Kim Yoojung has always wanted to do a high school drama so I doubt she cares so much about "loweing her status" to do this.

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I feel like this drama only make her bigger than she is now. obviously Yoojung is too young for adult roles so her kiss scene with Bo Gum was awkward with fully closed lips. So i want her to enjoy youth dramas as much as she can.

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How I wished her sequence of drama would be from School 2017 to Moonlight lol. But it's ok, she should enjoy school drama while she is at the right age.

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She was actually offered the School 2015 and Sassy Go Go before but she declined BOTH since she didn't want to do another high school drama right after Angry Mom which aired early 2015.

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Not sure. I mean this franchise is the place where people start out and become famous. No?

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if she takes this, i hope a female centric or girls friendship storyline...

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Oooh, I'd be fine with this. And second the vote for Kwak Dong-yeon. But who I'm really hoping for are my Solomon's Perjury kids, especially Seo Ji-hoon! (pleasepleasepleaseplease)

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Seo Young Joo please! I love that kid.

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When I first saw the headline I thought that KYJ is too big dor school franchise. If I do recall that school series usually a step for new/ rookie actors. But School 2015 has KSH which she already famous back then.
The other thing is I hate to see the Kim sister being compared to each other. KYJ saying yes to school is like fuelling the fan wars.

In another note, I agree that even that the drama is for rookie actors they need a big name for publicity. And yes I am torn between wanting her to say yes and wanting her to steer from the franchise. ??

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OMG I'm so happy!! Been waiting for Kim Yoojung drama news all year long.

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Yes please cast Kwak Dongyeon dramagods! Or although not possible I want Yeo Jingoo.

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Yeo Jin Goo should not be cast for the exact same reason Kim Yoo Jung should not be cast -- both are too big for School and neither of them needs this.

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I'm totally biased but since she wanted another high school role, I'm hoping hoping she will accept! And I echo GF's request for Kwak Dong Yeon! (pls pls pls)

And I was going to squee about this on my fan wall but since there coincidentally is a post on Yoo Jung here-

I won tickets to go to her fanmeet tomorrow! (Saturday)
MEGA EXCITED to see her in person!!! ?
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Mich, you're the luckiest girl on planet. I'm so jelly. Have tons of fun tomorrow and I hope you get to hug Yoo-jung!

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You got to see Bo-gum and tomorrow you'll see Yoo-jung. Aigoo, you're so lucky!

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Wow. Congratulations. She is one of my favorite actress too ever since i have watched her on Dong Yi. I want her to do many dramas and rise to popularity. wonder who is gonna be male lead.

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I am over the moon about the news. Our precious Yoo Jung needs a good high school role.

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I love kim Yoo Jung.. but I honestly want to see a new face up for this. .. The school franchise is for me another answer me one. It always helps launching new actors up to stardom .. or at least if she accepts to lead, they should complete the cast from other unknown faces or less popular ones.
Looking forward to this ?

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No I don't.
From how you said it, I guess they are bias to Kim Sohyun then? Lol.

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Honestly, the way I see it, most of the people who are constantly comparing Kim Yoojung to Kim Sohyun are Kim Yoojung fans themselves. Don't even get me started on some of her fans who are out to attack KSH whenever she lands a new drama. Some beanies can attest to that.

Anyway, I hope she takes this. It would be nice to see how she fares with a drama that focuses on her. Also, I hope she takes a badass role. You know, for a change. And yes, Kwak Dongyeon for male lead please!

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Maybe yes but not all dear. There are also KSH fans who do the same.

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I said "most" and "some". I didn't say "all." You're welcome.

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Let's just stop this, please? These kinds of comments are just fueling fanwars.

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Agreed.

This back and forth is pointless. Let's just enjoy KSH's currently airing drama and await KYJ's upcoming one.

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There are actually more KSH fans attacking Yoojung. Just so you know it was also mostly KSH fans that instigated Yoojung witch hunt or made-up scandal that land her in the HOSPITAL!! But as KYJ fans we never attack her back we only defend.

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i likr. i like. i like

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I thought the School series was a springboard to bring talented lesser known actors and actresses to the public eye. I read that it was a launching pad for the careers of Ha Ji Won, Jang Hyun and many other established actors today. I may be in the minority, but I was really hoping that the cast of School 2017 would strongly resemble the cast of Solomon Perjury (talented rookie cast) or School 2013 at the time. I've nothing against Kim Yoo Jung, she's a sweet, talented actress, but by all accounts, she's already established, and well known. I think that if she accepts, then this drama will have more elements in common with School 2015, Who Are You? which to my mind, was more of a high school romance drama than a drama dealing with high school issues. I don't know if I'm being clear, it's not that the drama didn't touch on high school issues, it's more like the romance aspect and shipping wars took it over.

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I can only hope that School 2017 will take on a girl-gang format, ala Age of Youth but in high school.

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If only we could get writer of AOY for this one. I dont mind romance element but it should just be added elements,and no need to bother with love triangle etc.

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"It began in 1999 and launched several early Hallyu stars’ careers (Jang Hyuk, Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, Lee Dong-wook, Im Soo-jung and more)..."

Where can I watch the 1999 version?!

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Anyone else think Jung Da Bin should have been up for female lead? She's not popular enough but is a known face with acting chops to boot. There are more than just 2 child stars in South Korea KBS.

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I want Da Bin to land her lead role too, but I will be happy enough if she get casted as part of the main casts in this drama, it will be good to boost her popularity more. I am excited to see her in My Sassy Girl as Joo Won's sister, after she was quite wasted in Rebel.

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Thinking of guys that I want to see cast in this drama!
Yeo Jin Goo
Lee Hyun Woo
Lee Seo Won (Seo Chanyoung of Crude Play)
Park Jin Young (GOT7, The Legend of the Blue Sea)

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I'd love to see Yeo Jin Goo or Lee Hyun Woo. But any talented lesser known actors or idols with acting chops will do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSXdDn_mC-Y

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Isnt Yeo Jin Goo already in Circle?

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yes, we are just dreaming.

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After Park Jin Young won an industry insiders' poll, he said he wouldn't be able to participate due to his schedule at a GOT7 fan meeting.

From your list, the only realistic choice is Lee Seo Won. Even if Yeo Jin Goo didn't have Circle, he's too big for School, while Lee Hyun Woo is too old for School.

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Do you know which fan meeting it was that he mentioned that?

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I don't know, but it was tweeted by @haetbitmark.

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Kwak Dong-yeon to be paired with Kim Yoo Jung ? If only, i hope the drama god heard you Girlfriday. Oh please, that would make my day !
Any drama with Kwak Dong-yeon is a good drama in my tablets, so please make it happen !

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Why has no one mentioned Jin Young (the second lead in Moonlight)? they should be given a chance to be together this time :P or is he already booked onto another project?

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Jung Jin Young is too old for School. I think this cast should be 1994, tops.

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I like it! Hope she accepts -- I do get she is an established actress already but they can always get rookies or fresh-faced actors for the rest of the cast. It will make the drama more well-rounded if they have at least one experienced lead to anchor the show. I wish there's more female friendships (like WLFKBJ or AOY) this time around or maybe even exploring one's talents instead of romance.

I'd like to see Lee Seowon, Kim Min Jae, or Ji hoon (from Solomon's Perjury) to be a part of this drama!

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Kim Min Jae is adorable.

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I love Kim Min Jae, but The Best Hit premieres in June.

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#justiceforGongTaeKwangofSchool2015

I'm looking forward to this, I love the School series and some other high school dramas like Jungle Fish. Crossing my fingers I'm not going to be bitter about this version for as long as I live. (side-eyeing you to death, School 2015!)

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Choi Tae Joon for male lead please. I would like some new faces, but I feel like he needs a hit project ASAP

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hes on suspicious partner

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After seeing him as a lawyer in Suspicious Partner, I don't think I will be glad to see him wearing high school uniform back?

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Ji Soo& Yoo Jung would make dream pair too.

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So while excitedly reading and heading to the comment section I spilled my expensive coffee on the train's floor...

Uhu So I'm very happy with this casting news! Not too sure about these writers but for the love of all that is drama can they refrain from silly love lines and give us adorable and wholesome female friendships! *lights candles

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Daebak?

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Oh I hope she takes it and I love the Kwak Dong Yeon idea. He'd be perfect for her. He's such a cutie and can be stoic as we saw in Moonlight. If they cast him, maybe they can find a flimsy excuse to give him that mane of glory again.

Okay, I'm just rambling here...

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Kim yoo jung is an amazing actress and she is a top teen star who will get more and better scripts from writers so I think this role should go to the talent but underrated and not popular teen actresses like SEO SHIN AE,Kim hyang gi,lee young yoo,ji jin hee and jung da bin.

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Shin Ae was Yoojung's bestfriend so I am all for her being casted. What if they casted Yoojung's real life girlfriends?! Kim Yoo Jung, Seo Shin Ae, Kim Sae Ron, Lee Soo Hyun etc. and they can cast her real life male bestfriends too and just make this drama like a bestfriends drama.

She said she's close to Jisoo, Kwak Do Yeon and Yeo Jin Goo too so maybe they should all gather together and do their last high school drama before really moving forward to mature roles for good. She friends to Yoo Seung Ho too but he's not available.

I know they are all well known already but hey why not?! Atleast all of they are close friends in real life already. Their chemistry will be so natural.

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i hope they'll get lee min ho 1993 here too.. a much awaited reunion is a must!!!

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can we have a lee min ho (1993) and kim yoobjung reunion drama! please dramagod!

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I would love that!

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The strength of School 2013 imho was not the charisma of the main actors or even the bromance to end all bromances... it was because every character was a leading character in their own story. School 2015 had a strong female character at the heart of the show but the romance angle didn't work for me (plus we all know how weak NJH's acting was there). Therefore, I'm happy that KYJ got this offer but I don't want her to dominate the story or be the one carrying the show. The rest of the cast will be vital, as well as the writing.

And seriously, do people compare KYJ and KSH like that? They have very different styles and give off different vibes. Overall I think KSH is more well-rounded as an actress, but I love the way KYJ makes the screen brighter with her presence.

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Seriously, is there a rule in Korea where there can only be 1 top actress? In the 30s age group, there is Jun Jihyun, Song Hyekyo, Son Yejin, Kim Tae-hee, Gong Hyojin etc and you honestly can't say any one of them eclipses the other in popularity. This goes for the Kims and other upcoming child actresses. I'm getting kinda frustrated seeing fan wars each time any of them got cast for a drama.

Also, quantity is not equal to quality. I'm not saying Love in the Moonlight is a superior drama to Let's Fight Ghost, but it was more popular and KYJ won several awards and gave her a huge popularity boost. But fans act like she was being victimized while Sidus gives every opportunity to KSH.

And this may offend alot of people, but I wish people would stop saying how KYJ is too "big" for School and want the opportunity to go to a less popular actress. It sounds like people are scared she will become too popular.

Sorry for the rant lol.

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Honestly though Yoojung wasn't being promoted well by Sidus. People aren't blaming KSH since she had nothing to do with this. People are blaming Sidus. Even at the height of MDBC fame they never push or promoted KYJ that much. We see Blossom really push PBG with all the guestings, interviews and article releases. Even FNC really media played for KDY and same for Jinyoung. But you rarely see Sidus do that for Yoojung when she is the freaking female lead of the most popular drama at that time and have her name in #2 actor brand power just behind PBG. She stayed there for a few months and even after MDBC ends she manage to be on Top 5 and Top 10 for a long time. They should have taken this opportunity and pushes for her more but they didn't. So you can't blame fans if they are mad at Sidus and wanted Yoojung out of that agency. They never promoted her well even before.

The thing with Yoojung is that she is popular now because her dramas did well (nothing to do with Sidus!!) not because she was media played. And because the Korean public really do love her because she have been well known as a child actor since she was 3 years old. She is a household name already and have been in numerous nation drama with like 40% ratings!!

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Again, did not read yet. But YAAAAYYYYY!

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! I CAN'T EVEN DEAL YESSSSS OMG YESSSSSS!!!

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Miss my girl! I hope she'll accept it.
Some of my favorite child actors would be on tv around the same time and I'll be watching all their shows.
Kim Yoo-jung , Yeo Jin-goo, Nam Gi-hyun, Kim So-hyun.

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YESSS. I feel like her role in Angry Mom was interesting, but had to lay low in favor of having the storyline focus on her mom (which is understandable). Like, I understood her motives and feelings, but I didn't really get to fully grasp her psyche. She was just so good in portraying an angsty teen with so much tensions and frustration that she tried to keep at bay. AND PLEASE YES TO KWAK DONG-YEON. He was so irresistible as the mysterious and stone-faced (but loyal and bromantic) Byung-Yeon, whose rare but adorable moments of joy and light-heartedness were so precious. Plus, he has great comedic timing. He can definitelly pull of the fun but heart-warming moments in School 2017. Also... I seem to recall Park Bo-Gum wishing to try out being a high school student in a drama (but I think this would be too much if I hope for all of the three musketeers).

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It will be too soon for a Kim Yoo Jung and Park Bo Gum reunion since they just did MDBC. Maybe in a year or 2 then they can do a reunion drama.

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