Riding bikes and motorcycles in School 2017’s first teaser
School 2017 has released its first teaser, showing its three main characters, played by IOI’s Kim Se-jung, Kim Jung-hyun (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People), and Jang Dong-yoon (Solomon’s Perjury). This seventh installment of the School series will show the daily worries and different struggles faced by these high school students.
Called more often by their rank than their names, these adolescents have many private secrets and even more thoughts filling their heads, but this coming-of-age drama will tell the story of how they learn to find their way in a world that doesn’t seem like it will change.
In her debut role, girl group idol member Kim Se-jung plays a student dreaming of becoming a webtoon artist, who becomes mistaken for a rebel after landing in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, the real rebel is Kim Jung-hyun, the bad boy whose ill-intentioned deeds are covered up because his parents are wealthy donors to the school. On the other hand, Jang Dong-yoon plays the class president, a model student who gives off the air of being perfect, but has a troubled home life.
The teaser includes a glimpse of the School series’ history, which started in 1999 and has been the jumping-off point for many a K-drama actor. Some notable examples include Ha Ji-won, Jang Hyuk, Bae Doo-na, Kim Rae-won, Gong Yoo, and Im Soo-jung, who are all seen at the beginning of the teaser. It’s covered topics from school bullying to academic competition, although the last season School 2015—Who Are You had more of a mystery bent, when the twin of the main character died under strange circumstances.
The new teaser doesn’t show us much about the upcoming drama, just that it’s the seventh in the series, and it will feature seven individuals with seven different personalities. The brief copy that flashes onscreen says: “The fresh and energetic coming-of-age story of eighteen-year-old students.” Other characters that are confirmed for the drama, but not seen in this first teaser, include Han Joo-wan (Blow Breeze), who will play a teacher, and Han Sun-hwa (Radiant Office) who will play a detective.
KBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama School 2017 will begin after the end of Fight My Way.
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