Lee Jong-hyuk, Lee Yuri, Eom Ji-won confirmed for new MBC drama
Actor Lee Jong-hyuk (Yeonnam-dong 589, Bubblegum) has been cast alongside Lee Yuri (Hide and Seek, Father is Strange) and Eom Ji-won (Falsify, Thrice Married Woman) for new MBC drama, Spring Must Be Coming.
The drama is said to be a body-swapping fantasy comedy centered around two women. One is a news anchor who only thinks of herself and the other is a former actress who is devoted to her family as the wife of a politician. The story follows the two women as they find a way to restore their true selves after the switch and, presumably, hi-jinks ensue.
Lee Jong-hyuk plays a character called Lee Hyung-suk who works with Lee Yuri’s character at the broadcasting station and the two will be at odds as well.
Also joining the cast is Choi Byung-mo (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky), who plays Eom Ji-won’s husband. The supporting cast further includes Sohn Eun-seo (Voice 2), Kim Nam-hee (Mister Sunshine), Oh Young-shil (Happy Sisters), Ahn Se-ha, (Voice 2) and Kim Kwang-kyu (Lawless Attorney) among others.
Directing is Kim Sang-ho who more recently directed Buam-dong Revenge Social Club and Hwajeong. However, he’s also responsible for some of my old favorites, Arang and the Magistrate and Fantasy Couple (which had many, many flaws, but I still have a huge soft spot for it).
I’m cautiously optimistic as I’ve been itching for a great comedy. Especially with such a capable cast, I’m hoping that it doesn’t rely too heavily on the gimmick and that the show will deliver a layered and thoughtful story as well. Please drama-gods, we know you can do it!
MBC’s Spring Must Be Coming is currently scheduled to air Wednesdays and Thursdays in January 2019 after Red Moon, Blue Sun finishes its run.