UPDATE: JTBC’s upcoming drama “Snowdrop” (working title) has confirmed its starring cast!
On October 5, JTBC officially announced that BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Kim Hye Yoon, who were both confirmed to be starring in the drama in August, will be joined by Jung Hae In, Jang Seung Jo, Yoon Se Ah, and Jung Yoo Jin in the upcoming series.
The producers of the drama remarked, “As we have gathered a team of actors who have both top-class acting skills and visuals, we will greet our viewers with an especially high-quality drama.”
“Snowdrop,” which will be helmed by the director and writer of JTBC’s smash hit “SKY Castle,” will be set in Seoul in 1987. The drama will tell the love story of Im Soo Ho, a student at a prestigious university who suddenly rushes into a female dorm one day covered in blood (played by Jung Hae In), and Eun Young Cho, the cheerful and lovable student who hides him and takes care of his wounds even while facing danger under close surveillance (played by Jisoo).
Im Soo Ho, who grew up in Germany, has a gentle charm but gives off an air of hiding a secret. After falling in love with him at first sight at a social gathering, the lively Eun Young Cho happens to run into him again at her dorm, where she winds up tending to his wounds in hiding.
Yoon Se Ah will play the role of Pi Seung Hee, the notoriously strict and terrifying housemother of Jisoo’s dorm, while Kim Hye Yoon will play Kye Boon Ok, a phone operator at the dorm who had to forgo a college education due to her family’s financial circumstances.
Jang Seung Jo will be playing the role of Lee Kang Moo, the relentless head of the National Intelligence Service (NIS)’s Team 1, who always insists on doing everything by the book. Meanwhile, Jung Yoo Jin will play Jang Han Na, an impulsive and hot-tempered NIS agent who is passionate about her job.
“Snowdrop” is currently scheduled to begin airing sometime in 2021.
Are you excited for this new drama?
UPDATE: As of September 17th, it was confirmed that actress Jung Eugene will also join the cast ensemble of ‘Sul Kang Hwa: Snowdrop’ (literal title). Jung Eugene started her career as a model-turned-actress in YG Entertainment before moving to her current agency. She’s known for appearing in dramas such as ‘W’, ‘Something in the Rain’ and ‘Still 17’.
Additionally, Yoo Inna has reportedly received a casting offer for a new drama!
In response to the report, her agency YG Entertainment clarified, “It is true that she received an offer for the drama, but her appearance has not been confirmed.”
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, Kim Hyeyoon, Jang Seungjo and Jung Euguen are currently confirmed to star in “Snowdrop,” while Jung Hae In is in talks.
Led by director Jo Hyun Tak and screenwriter Yoo Hyun Mi, who previously worked together on the hit drama “SKY Castle,” “Snowdrop” is scheduled to start filming this year for a 2021 premiere.
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is starring in a drama!
On August 18, MyDaily reported that Jisoo was cast as the female lead in the upcoming drama “Snowdrop” (tentative title) that is under discussion to air on JTBC.
Following the report, a source from YG Entertainment confirmed, “It is true that Jisoo is starring in the new drama ‘Snowdrop.’”
Jisoo will be joined by Kim Hyeyoon, who skyrocketed to fame through her role in JTBC’s “SKY Castle,” and Jang Seungjo from Encounter and Familiar Wife as leads. Jung Haein is also in talks to play a lead role in the said drama.
The drama will be written by Yoo Hyunmi and directed by Jo Hyuntak. The screenwriter and director previously joined hands to create the hit drama “SKY Castle.”
Jisoo is taking her first leading role through “Snowdrop.” Prior to her debut, she made a cameo appearance in KBS 2TV’s “The Producers,” and last year, she appeared in tvN’s “Arthdal Chronicles” as Song Joongki‘s character Sa Ya’s old first love Sae Narae.