Kim Sae-ron becomes high school angel
Okay, time is seriously flying by if Kim Sae-ron (Queen’s Classroom, Ajusshi) is going to play a high-schooler. It doesn’t seem right, but the math says she’s a teenager and the casting stories confirm that she’ll be headlining the new KBS teen drama High School as its leading lady. Though the series is being called a remake of the early-2000s school drama Sharp, High School will actually be a fantasy story about an angel who tries to save a high school boy and gets stuck being human. Man, and as a high-schooler at that. As if getting your wings clipped wasn’t bad enough, you get hormones and homework too?
Kim Sae-ron will play the angel who watches over the district where Infinite’s Nam Woo-hyun lives. In trying to save his life, she becomes human (presumably because angels shouldn’t be intervening in human affairs, if angel TV lore has taught me anything). And so she ends up going to high school with him, and is as pure and naive and totally clueless about the world as you’d expect. At least there’s an actual reason for the heroine to be as pure as the driven snow, instead of just “because she’s a girl,” which, gag. But newly human is suddenly far more interesting.
Woo-hyun’s character is a Casanova-type, and his main rival will be played by Lee Sung-yeol (also of idol group Infinite). They’re both popular with all the girls, but it’ll be Kim Sae-ron’s angel who commands their attention. 4Minute’s Nam Ji-hyun has also been cast in a supporting role. It’s being called a “fantasy coming-of-age drama” and with the new supernatural angle, it could be an interesting departure from the usual high school dramas that we see.
High School will be a 20-episode series beginning in June, and the network is still hashing out details over the timeslot.
Via TV Report
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