Kim Sae-ron considering role in School 2020 following Ahn Seo-hyun’s departure
Ahn Seo-hyun, Kim Sae-ron
KBS is preparing another drama for its long-running School series (since 1999!), called School 2020. An offer has been made to actor Kim Sae-ron (Leverage, Mirror of the Witch) to play a leading role, following Ahn Seo-hyun‘s (Okja, Revenge Note 2) departure from the show.
X1’s Kim Yo-han previously confirmed casting and this will be his debut role as an actor.
If Kim Sae-ron accepts, she will be playing the lead role of Nam Geum-young. Her dream is to become a successful Youtuber, specializing in beauty and cosmetics, and to save enough money to buy her own building. She would then live comfortably for the rest of her life, living off the income from renting out her building units.
The story of School 2020 is based on a popular book published in 2011, called Oh My Boys by Lee Hyun, and follows the same theme of KBS’s past School dramas. Taking an intimate look at the life of high school students, the drama will highlight the worries and struggles young people face, as well as their passions and dreams.
Directing will be done by PD Han Sang-woo and scripts will be penned by writers, Kim Ji-young and Ryu Sol-ah.
KBS youth drama School 2020 is currently being planned to start filming in March and will be broadcasting in August.