Jang Seung-jo confirms JTBC drama Chocolate with Ha Ji-won, Yoon Kye-sang
Casting has been confirmed for actor Jang Seung-jo (Boyfriend), who will be joining Ha Ji-won (Hospital Ship) and Yoon Kye-sang (The Good Wife) on JTBC melodrama Chocolate.
The story is thoughtful romance about a cold-hearted neurologist named Lee Kang (played by Yoon Kye-sang) who meets a hot-headed chef named Moon Cha-young (played by Ha Ji-won). Although the details of their initial meeting are unclear, the two characters cross paths at a hospice where they form a stronger bond through food and cooking. And as their connection deepens, they start to grow as individuals and help each other heal old emotional wounds.
Jang Seung-jo will be the second male lead, a neurologist named Lee Joon who is both an old childhood friend and current work colleauge of Yoon Kye-sang. His character is incredibly proud, highly competitive, and loathe to lose anything–regardless of the stakes. Though he and Yoon Kye-sang go way back, their memories of each other are not happy ones as the two had a strained relationship. Thus, when they meet again as adults, Jang Seung-jo’s competitive nature is stirred up.
On the creative team, PD Lee Hyung-min (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon) and writer Lee Kyung-hee (Uncontrollably Fond) will be working together for the third time to produce JTBC’s new melodrama Chocolate. Their past projects were notably I’m Sorry, I Love You and Sang-doo, Let’s Go to School.
JTBC’s Chocolate is currently set to air towards the end of this year. It will be taking over the Friday-Saturday timeslot after My Country, which is scheduled to premiere in the autumn.