Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-shi to star in new KBS romance
Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-shi
Casting has been confirmed for KBS’s new romance drama Youth of May with Lee Do-hyun (Sweet Home, Eighteen Again) and Go Min-shi (Sweet Home, Secret Boutique) in leading roles. Lee Sang-yi (Once Again) and Geum Sae-rok (Class of Lies) have been lined up as second leads.
The drama takes us back in time to a tumultuous period in South Korean history, May of 1980, just weeks before the Gwangju Uprising. It’s during this calm before the storm that our unbeknownst heroes first meet and fall in love.
Lee Do-hyun plays college student Hwang Hui-tae, who is studying to become a doctor. Although he encounters a lot of people who are prejudiced against him, he works hard in rebellion to prove them all wrong.
Similarly, Go Min-shi is no stranger to challenges as nurse Kim Myung-hee. At a young age she left her family home with just the clothes on her back and is resilient in the face of hardship.
In contrast, though, Lee Sang-yi’s character Lee Soo-chan comes from a wealthy background. After studying abroad in France, he now runs the family company along with his father.
Geum Sae-rok is his younger sister, Lee Soo-ryun, who is also best friends with Go Min-shi. As a college student majoring in law, she has passion for social justice and feels compelled to make a difference in the world.
Written by Lee Kang (Spy) and directed by PD Song Min-yeop (Doctor Prisoner), KBS’s new drama Youth of May is currently being planned to air in the early half of 2021.
Geum Sae-rok, Lee Sang-yi
Via Yonhap News
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