Yoo Seung-ho may fall in love with an android in MBC’s I’m Not a Robot
MBC’s I’m Not a Robot is having some issues with casting, but let’s hope this one sticks! After Dongha (Suspicious Partner) turned it down, Yoo Seung-ho (Ruler—Master of the Mask) has been offered the lead role in the upcoming sci-fi romance drama as the main character who has a severe allergy to humans and lives an isolated life. Yoo was also offered the drama I am Love, but recent reports say that he’s considering I’m Not a Robot favorably.
The female lead role was also initially out to Girl’s Day’s Minah (Beautiful Gong Shim), but she ultimately refused. Thankfully, Chae Soo-bin (Strongest Deliveryman), who may even be a better choice for the role, has signed on. So we may be looking at a potential Chae Soo-bin and Yoo Seung-ho pairing, which would make my heart sigh in contented joy.
The character that Yoo Seung-ho is up to play is so allergic to everything, including other people, so he’s never been able to date a human girl. So when he meets a female robot, he begins experiencing the joys of first love. And in typical K-drama fashion, he’ll also be the chairman of the board and largest shareholder for a chaebol conglomerate. Meanwhile, Chae Soo-bin will play a passionate young woman who is preparing for an entrepreneurial venture.
I’m a little iffy on the writer, Kim Sun-mi, whose biggest credit is Shine or Go Crazy, but I’m totally onboard with PD Jung Dae-yoon, who made W—Two Worlds an enjoyable and pulse-pounding if completely confusing ride.
Wednesday-Thursday drama I’m Not a Robot is slated for 16 episodes, and is supposed to begin broadcasting sometime in October or November, which is pretty soon. Chop chop with the casting—time is ticking!
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