Kwak Shi-yang, Hani, and Kim Min-kyu to headline new JTBC drama
Hani, Kwak Shi-yang, Kim Min-kyu
JTBC has announced casting information for their latest music drama called IDOL: The Coup. It looks like Kwak Shi-yang (Alice) will be headlining alongside EXID’s Hani (Not Yet Thirty, The Spies Who Loved Me) and Kim Min-kyu. The drama is about a bunch of failed idols who need at least one success to disband.
Hani plays a failed idol named Kim Jena from the group Cotton Candy that debuted six years ago. Kwak Shi-yang plays Cha Jae-hyuk, the CEO of the entertainment agency that manages Cotton Candy. Known as the “Human Calculator,” he’s extremely shrewd and cold. Finally, Kim Min-kyu has been cast as Seo Ji-han, an idol member of the trendy, popular group Mas that’s also managed by Kwak Shi-yang’s company.
The drama tells the story of the boldness of youths as they pursue their dreams and meet failure head on. It’s also about learning how to choose different paths in life when things don’t go according to plan.
According to reports, the performances and music in the drama will be specially overseen by creative experts in the industry. Specifically, Transparent Arts (that manages artists like Far East Movement and Tiffany) has joined hands with TAKE2 Media Group (that produced Age of Youth 2) and JTBC Studios, so hopefully, we’ll be in for a banging OST.
Written by Jung Yoon-jung (Bride of the Water God) and directed by Noh Jong-chan (Clean With Passion for Now), JTBC’s upcoming drama IDOL: The Coup will begin airing in the latter half of this year.
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