First script read for family drama My Only Ally
UEE, Choi Su-jong
A new weekender called My Only Ally (original working title My Beautiful Ally) is coming to KBS this fall, starring UEE (My Husband Oh Jak-doo) and Lee Jang-woo (Rosy Lovers). It’s being touted as a warm family drama about a young woman whose life is upended when her biological father enters her life after 28 years of absence. The first script read was held on August 7, and we’ve been given our first glimpse of the complete cast from photos of the event.
Choi Su-jong (King’s Dream) plays UEE’s father, who went into hiding for 28 years for the happiness of his only daughter. Despite his sudden return, she faces this change with a bright and optimistic attitude, and helps him heal as she becomes his “one true ally in the world.”
UEE and Choi Su-jong are joined by Lee Jang-woo, who will be playing a gentle and thoughtful character who ends up having a dynamic love line with UEE. It’s his first comeback drama after his military service, but hopefully, it won’t take him too long to get reoriented especially because he’s worked with UEE before as co-MCs on Music Bank, and he’s already worked with the writer Kim Sa-kyung twice in Rosy Lovers and Oh Ja-ryong Is Coming.
Speaking of love lines, Na Hye-mi (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-hoon (Rich Man, Black Knight) are set to portray a couple with a fresh young chemistry. Yoon Jin-yi (Discovery of Affection), who will play a tough rival for UEE’s character, will be involved with Jung Eun-woo’s (Return of Hwang Geum-bok) character, a hopeless romantic in love with Yoon. According to reports, Go Na-eun (Yeonnamdong 539, girl group RAINBOW idol) is also a part of the drama, but her character details have not been revealed.
Rounding out the cast are the veteran actors, who have long been mainstays on weekend family dramas and daily dramas. They include heavyweights like Park Sang-won (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol), Cha Hwa-yeon (Secret Mother, Hospital Ship), Im Ye-jin (Hwayugi), Jin Kyung (Untouchable), Jung Jae-soon (Yes, That’s How It is), and Lee Doo-il (My Love, Madame Butterfly).
Regarding the first script read, PD Hong Seok-gu (Golden Cross, Lingerie Girls’ Generation) said, “Generally first meetings and first script readings are light-hearted, but My Only Ally began with a sincerity and depth from the actors who immersed themselves into the emotions of the story, and it almost made me cry.” It definitely bodes well when the director is emotionally touched by the project!
The first episode of weekend drama My Only Ally will air on September 15.