Noh Hee-kyung’s new humanitarian drama announces stellar lineup
Shin Mina, Lee Byung-heon
According to the latest reports, Lee Byung-heon (Mr. Sunshine) and Han Ji-min (One Spring Night) have joined Noh Hee-kyung’s next drama, along with Shin Mina (Chief of Staff), Bae Sung-woo (Live), and Nam Joo-hyuk (Nurse Teacher Ahn Eun-young). Called HERE, the drama is about a humanitarian nonprofit NGO and the people that work there.
Other than its title and setting, there’s nothing that has been revealed. Everything has been kept under a tight seal of secrecy, which has provoked even more interest in this drama.
What is known is the amazing quality of the casting lineup. All powerhouses in their own right, these actors have featured in some of my favorite dramas and movies. And because of their long histories in the entertainment world, they’ve all had chances to work with each other in some capacity or another. Earlier this year, Nam Joo-hyuk and Han Ji-min starred in fantasy melo The Light in Your Eyes together. Lee Byung-heon and Han Ji-min both featured in period movie Age of Shadows, and earlier on in her career when she was a child actress, Han Ji-min played the younger counterpart to Lee Byung-heon’s lover in All In.
Likewise, Shin Mina and Lee Byung-heon also crossed paths very early in their respective careers in the drama Beautiful Days, which catapulted Lee Byung-heon into mainstream heartthrob status. More recently, Shin Mina and Bae Sung-woo were both in romantic comedy film My Love, My Bride, and finally, Nam Joo-hyuk and Bae Sung-woo starred together in award-winning historical film The Great Battle.
Just based on the actors and screenwriter, it looks like the drama is off to a great start. Filming is set to begin in early 2020.
Nam Joo-hyuk, Han Ji-min, Bae Sung-woo
- Writer Noh Hee-kyung may reunite with Bae Sung-woo and Jo In-sung in new drama
- Mr. Sunshine: Episode 1
- Lee Byung-heon’s period drama Mr. Sunshine gets delayed
- [Actor Spotlight] Han Ji-min
- One Spring Night: Episodes 1-2
- Chief of Staff: Episode 1
- JTBC’s Chief of Staff shows us those who will change the world in new teaser
- [Actor Spotlight] Nam Joo-hyuk
- The Light in Your Eyes: Episodes 1-10