First look at My Roommate Is a Gumiho and a new cast member announced
More casting news and a new video teaser has been released for tvN’s upcoming fantasy rom-com My Roommate Is a Gumiho (formerly Frightening Cohabitation).
Based on a popular webtoon, the drama stars Jang Ki-yong (Born Again) as a 999 year-old gumiho named Shin Woo-yeo. For centuries, he has been trying to become human and continues to work and live among humans in order to be more like them. Through a series of mishaps involving his soul crystal, he encounters Hyeri (Miss Lee) who plays college student Lee Dam. The unforeseen circumstances force Jang Ki-yong and Hyeri to start living together.
Newly joining the cast is Weki Meki’s Kim Do-yeon (Melo, Not Solo), taking on the role of high school student Kye Seo-woo. She has a mature aura that makes her seem older than her peers, and she is known for her cool logic and stating harsh facts when giving advice to others. Her older brother is Kye Sun-woo, the character played by Bae In-hyuk (The Spies Who Loved Me).
In the video teaser, we get our first peek at Jang Ki-yong and Hyeri who sit together in their living room. Hyeri shivers as a cold breeze blows through the room. Jang looks at her in alarm when she uses one of his fur tails as a scarf. In voice-over, the two actors introduce the drama: “Unexpectedly living with a gumiho. My Roommate Is a Gumiho premieres in May.”
Directing for the drama is PD Nam Sung-woo (Old School Intern), who worked with Jang Ki-yong previously on Kill It. Scripts will be penned by the writer duo, Baek Sun-woo and Choi Bo-reem who have a long history of working together, including What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim and Drinking Solo. Both were also on the writers team for the long running Rude Miss Young-ae series.
Fantasy rom-com My Roommate Is a Gumiho is currently still in production and is set to premiere in May, airing Wednesdays and Thursdays on tvN.
Via Sports Donga