Yup, Siwon is making a small-screen comeback! And if you're into *futuristic* shows like Black Mirror, you'll surely love his new project, SF8.
What is SF8 about?
SF8 is an eight-episode anthology series set in the future, with each episode featuring a different cast and director. Soompi writes that this series is about "an array of subjects including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), robots, gaming, fantasy, horror, superpowers, and disasters." Siwon will be starring opposite Uee in the episode Augmented Infatuation, also known as Love Virtually.
What do we know about his role?
Augmented Infatuation is a rom-com that features a man and a woman who meet on a dating app called Love Virtually—without showing their faces. But because of a malfunction in the app, they can't meet IRL! This episode is directed by Oh Ki Hwan, whose previous projects include the films Fashion King (2014) and Five Senses Of Eros (2009).
In a recent press conference for the show, Siwon talked about working with Uee: "We both started out as idols and we've known each other for a long time, so it helped with quickly adapting on set." Uee shared that Siwon would even dance with her on set, which no co-actor has ever done before!
When will it be released?
SF8 will be pre-released on the platform Wavve on July 10, and it will air on MBC starting on August 17. There's no word yet about a PH release, but we're crossing our fingers!
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