First script read for rom-com drama My Strange Hero
Yoo Seung-ho, Jo Boa, Kwak Dong-yeon
The upcoming SBS drama Revenge Returns has just released photos of their first script read. The ominous title might have you thinking the drama is a dark melo, but it’s actually a fun, healing rom-com with PD Ham Joon-ho (Greasy Melo) and writer Kim Yoon-Young attached.
Yoo Seung-ho (I’m Not a Robot) will play the title character, Kang Bok-soo (bok-soo is the Korean word for revenge). His character is described as being manly with a wide heodang streak. As a teen, Bok-soo gets expelled from school after being framed as the perpetrator of a violent assault. His life turned upside down, he vows to get his revenge on those who wronged him. As an adult, he returns to his school ready for revenge, but Bok-soo finds himself faced with a series of unexpected incidents and events.
Jo Boa (Temperature of Love) will play the role of Sohn Soo-jung, Yoo Seung-ho’s first love and former schoolmate, who is now teaching at her old high school on a temporary work contract. She’s charming, beautiful — and has a quick temper. Kwak Dong-yeon (My ID is Gangnam Beauty) will be tackling a villain role for the first time in his career. His character Oh Se-ho is the charismatic antagonist to Bok-soo’s protagonist.
The cast is rounded out by several great veteran actors and promising new talent. Kim Mi-kyung (Grand Prince) will play Yoo Seung-ho’s mother. She’s steadfast and prioritizes her son’s well-being over his grades in school. Chun Ho-jin (Life) will play Yoo Seung-ho’s teacher. Kind and gentle with his students, he can’t bear to see injustice go unchallenged.
Eom Hyo-seop (My Secret Terrius) and Kim Kwang-kyu (Your Honor) will be the drama’s comedic relief as the school’s principal and assistant principal respectively. Kim Dong-young (Let’s Eat 3) will also be part of the school faculty as Yoo Seung-ho’s supervisor and former schoolmate.
Park Ah-in (Mr. Sunshine) will be playing Bok-soo’s “cute” stalker, Yang Min-ji. Actor Yeon Joon-seok (Your House Helper) will be playing the worst student in the class, who is perennially stressed about his grades. Yoo Seon-ho (Big Forest) will be playing the role of Yoo Shi-on. He may look like a pretty boy but he’s the toughest tough guy you’ll ever meet.
Revenge Returns will premiere in December on SBS. It will follow Fox Bride Star in the Monday-Tuesday primetime slot.
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