Casting confirmations for JTBC body-switch drama 18 Again
Kim Haneul, Lee Do-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun, Lee Ki-woo
JTBC has confirmed the lineup for its upcoming drama 18 Again, which is a body switch drama adapted from the American movie 17 Again. The drama will highlight the relationship of a middle-aged married couple. One day, a 37-year-old man is served divorce papers from his wife, he’s ignored by his children, and he’s fired from his job. Miraculously, the next day, he wakes up in the body of his 18-year-old self and gets a second chance at life. How will this change his relationship with his wife?
Kim Haneul (The Wind Blows) will be playing the main character’s wife, a working mom who has twin children, a boy and girl. She started her career late, and is currently working as a rookie news announcer. She approaches her work and family with a professional efficiency, but also with a very warm human touch.
Yoon Sang-hyun (Let’s Watch the Sunset) plays the 37-year-old version of Kim Haneul’s husband, who is a very ordinary ajusshi. However, back in his high school heyday, he was a hotshot basketball player with a great body and lots of popularity amongst his peers. Lee Do-hyun (Sweet Home) will play his eighteen-year-old version, and he ends up taking on a new name to blend in during the present-day.
Lee Ki-woo (Doctor Detective) will play a local high school basketball coach. I can already imagine the hijinks of trying to chase down Yoon Sang-hyun, the ajusshi-in-a-basketball-star-body, and make him play for his team.
Directed by Ha Byung-hoon (Go Back Spouses) and written by a team composed of Kim Do-yeon, Ahn Eun-bin, and Choi Yi-ryun, 18 Again will begin airing on JTBC in the latter half of this year.
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