Alien sci-fi mystery drama Circle’s first script read
Mystery sci-fi drama Circle recently held its first script read, and the official broadcast date has been confirmed on tvN’s calendar for late May. The drama is divided into two parts that take place in different time streams, 2017 and 2037, and will be about aliens arriving from outer space and how that impacts survival on earth where strange things begin to happen.
In Part 1, 2017: Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) plays a character who becomes wrapped up in a case involving the aliens and a cheerful but enigmatic university student, played by Gong Seung-yeon (Introverted Boss). It seems the case isn’t fully resolved, because in Part 2: 2037, Kim Kang-woo (Goodbye Mr. Black) plays a police investigator who pursues the same case along with a city government worker, played by Lee Ki-kwang (Monster).
Maybe they’ll be working as part of a team, because Seo Hyun-chul (Oh My Geum-bi) and Kwon Hyuk-soo (Missing 9) have also been cast as police investigators. Other actors who were present at the script read include Ahn Woo-yeon (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon), who will play Yeo Jin-gu’s older twin brother (ha, I wonder if Park Bo-young will make a cameo as their long-lost triplet sister), and Han Sang-jin (Six Flying Dragons) as a college professor in 2017.
Looking at the script read photos, I felt positively ancient because Yeo Jin-gu looks so mature and I remember cooing at his adorable child acting during his Iljimae days. This drama looks promising because it has a great cast with the added novelty of aliens in dramaland (Do Min-joon doesn’t count—he was practically human), so I’m excited to see Yeo Jin-gu in something that may be worthy of his talents.
tvN’s Circle will premiere on May 22, following the end of The Liar and His Lover.