Lee Yubi, Lee Jong-hyun up for new rom-com drama
Well I would certainly like to see Lee Yubi (Scholar Who Walks the Night) as a bubbly romantic-comedy heroine, so maybe this will be a project to look forward to in 2017. There’s a new drama in the works from writer Go Sun-hee, who was the second writer on tvN rom-coms Cheese in the Trap and Heart to Heart, and it’s called Devious Twenty (a working title). It’s about a fluttery romance between two twentysomething friends, and Lee Yubi and CN Blue’s Lee Jong-hyun (Orange Marmalade) have been offered the leading roles.
The new series will be a cohabitation romance between two childhood friends, and though there’s not much plot information available beyond that, it’s described as a fresh, lovey-dovey, youthful romance with characters that pop. Well, I like cohabitation dramas and friends-to-lovers stories, so the basic premise has caught my interest.
I would like for it to be a good project for Lee Yubi, who needs a solid comeback after fantasy sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, a drama that frankly showed a lot of her weaknesses as an actress. I still like her and want her playing leading characters, and a youthful rom-com seems like the right way to go. I haven’t seen much of Lee Jong-hyun, so I don’t even know if he’s an idol who can act (he seemed okay as Jang Dong-gun’s son in A Gentleman’s Dignity—a really minor role, but the only one I’ve seen him in). He’s also starring in the upcoming youth sageuk My Only Love Song with Gong Seung-yeon, which is due out next year.
Devious Twenty is currently being shopped at broadcasters, and hopes to air sometime in 2017.
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- Lee Yubi up to reunite with Kim Woo-bin in Twenty