Updated: Dec. 9, 2020
Bae In Hyuk and Start-Up's Kang Han Na and Kim Do Wan are also confirmed to join the cast! In Hyuk will play the role of Gye Sun Woo, a guy who seems to be everyone's crush in school for his physical features and intelligence, but he has already set his eyes already on Lee Dam. On the other hand, Kang Han Na will become the former gumiho Yang Hye Sun, a friend of Woo Yeo who has already experienced becoming a human being. Contrary to popular belief about gumihos, Hye Sun is beautiful minus the ~evil~ intentions! And you guys, it looks like our In Jae and Yong San fantasy is going to come true this time because Kim Do Wan has been cast as Lee Dam's close friend Do Jae Jin, a hopeless romantic who...*drum roll*...ended up falling with Hye Sun! Yay!
TBH, we're *really* counting down the days until 2021—new year, new start, and new K-dramas to look forward to! And guess what: Reply 1988's Lee Hyeri is confirmed to star in the webtoon-based rom-com/horror drama called My Roommate Is A Gumiho next year with Search: WWW's Jang Ki Yong!
Our Deok Sun will transform into Lee Dam, a straightforward AF college student who has never experienced being in a relationship. One day, she accidentally swallows a male gumiho (nine-tailed fox)'s pearl, and her life changes completely!
The marble belongs to Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong), a 999-year-old mythical creature who has everything: Good looks, great character, and perfect manners. He dreams of becoming a human being and is *super* close to his goal, but since Lee Dam has his pearl, this means that he has to live with her for three months. Romantic, 'no? But here's the catch: Woo Yeo *might* say goodbye to his dreams of becoming fully human. Ang tragic! Now, what will happen to them? That's what we have to watch for, huhu.
My Roommate Is A Gumiho will be directed by Nam Sung Woo and will be written by Baek Sun Woo and Choi Bo Rim, who also penned the webtoon-based rom-com series, What's Wrong With Secretary Kim. The drama will be produced by Studio Dragon and JTBC Studio.
Good news for us in the Philippines, we can look forward to watching the drama on the streaming platform iQIYI! In a press release, director Sung Woo said: “I’m excited to bring to life one of Korea’s most anticipated webtoon dramas and share it with the world through iQIYI International. iQIYI has been a great partner that deeply understands our passion for authentic Asian storytelling. We hope everyone will support the stars Jang Ki Yong and Hyeri and enjoy watching the show as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
Apart from Reply 1988, Hyeri has also showcased her superb acting chops on Two Cops and Hyde, Jekyll, and Me, to name a few. On the other hand, Jang Ki Yong is also known for his K-dramas The Liar And His Lover and My Mister.
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