Song Seung-heon, Im Joo-hwan, and Lee Sun-bin to star in new tvN comedy
Song Seung-heon, Lee Sun-bin
Song Seung-heon (Player) has signed on to play a former politician in the upcoming tvN drama, The Great Show. Im Joo-hwan (Different Dreams) and Lee Sun-bin (Sketch) will be joining Song Seung-heon along with relative newbie Noh Jung-eui (Kill It).
Song Seung-heon’s character Wie Dae-han (Wie Dae-han literally means “great” in Korean) was once a member of the National Assembly. As a rookie politician, he dreamt of creating a just society and had impressed the electorate with his good looks, eloquence and intelligence. Unfortunately, issues with his family background put a damper on his career. One day (post-stint as an assemblyman), an 18-year-old girl (Noh Jung-eui) shows up at his door claiming to be his daughter. As if that’s not enough of a mindblower, she’s shown up with her three younger siblings (whom he definitely didn’t father). He ultimately takes them all in with a plan to put on a “great show” in order to gain another term in office.
Lee Sun-bin will play his college hoobae-turned neighbor, Jung Soo-hyun. Her character is a writer on a current events show and she’s a passionate woman who can’t bear to see injustices go unchallenged. By chance, Lee moves in across the street from Song Seung-heon and the move is the catalyst for a huge change in her life.
Im Joo-hwan, Noh Jung-eui
Im Joo-hwan will be playing Song Seung-heon’s political rival. His character Kang Jun-ho is described as an unbelievably perfect man. The ultimate gentleman, charming, and very well spoken, he’s a formidable foe for Song Seung-heon. They’ll battle for a seat in government.
Noh Jung-eui’s character is described as a cheery optimist and the oldest of four. Their mother raised them all on her own but when she’s killed in a hit-and-run, Noh Jung eui decides to seek out Song Seung-heon whom she believes is her biological father.
I’m not the biggest Song Seung-heon fan, but he held his own in the body-swap comedy film Wonderful Nightmare so he may exceed my expectations here. PD Shin Yong-hui (Cross, Tunnel) and writer Seol Joon-seok (Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek) will be taking the creative reins; the drama will air in the second half of the year on tvN.