SS501’s Kim Kyu-jong joins Lee Yo-won, Yoo Ji-tae in Different Dreams
SS501’s Kim Kyu-jong (Start Love) has confirmed casting for MBC’s upcoming period drama, Different Dreams. He will be joining actors Lee Yo-won (Buam-dong Revenge Social Club), Yoo Ji-tae (Mad Dog), Im Joo-hwan (Bride of the Water God 2017), Nam Gyuri (Red Moon, Blue Sun), and Yoon Jong-hwa (You’re Too Much) who were previously cast.
The drama is an epic espionage story set during Japan’s occupation of Korea, covering Gyeongseong (present-day Seoul), parts of Manchuria, and China’s Shanghai. At the center is real-life leader of the secret independence movement, Kim Won-bong (played by Yoo Ji-tae) who becomes entangled with a doctor named Lee Young-jin (fictional character played by Lee Yo-won). She comes from a complicated background having been born into a Joseon family, but was raised by a Japanese family. The two become spies for Joseon’s provisional government, which became based in Shanghai, and they do their part to fight amid the turmoil of the ongoing war in the Pacific.
Kim Kyu-jong will be taking the role of Sung Joon-soo. His character is a doctor as well and works in the same team as Lee Young-jin at the hospital. He has a realist’s view to life, having resolved himself to being satisfied with the present circumstances. He is also described as having a gentle personality and a likeable smile that adds to his charm.
Directing for Different Dreams is PD Yoon Sang-ho and writing is Jo Kyu-won. They both have experience working on larger scale projects, but I am a little worried because their credits are a bit of mixed bag.
At the same time, I really want this drama to be good for Im Joo-hwan’s sake because he’s criminally underrated and does not have enough good projects. The cast in general seems pretty strong actually and the story seems to have a lot of potential. So what’s it going to take, drama gods? Name your price, I’ll do almost anything.
MBC’s Different Dreams is currently being planned to air in May 2019.