Yes, a Chinese remake of one of our all-time feel-good K-dramas is in the works! Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, which was released in South Korea in 2016, tells the story of the struggles and joys of a female weightlifter who studies at a sports university. We know you're super curious about the upcoming adaptation, so we're here to answer some of your Qs.
What's it called?
Rumors about a remake first made the rounds several years ago, but we only got confirmation about it recently! Fan accounts shared that the literal English translation of the title is So It's You and that the drama's cast held their "filming ceremony" in late April.
The first poster even shows the main characters next to a swimming pool!
Who's in the cast?
Derek Chang and Luo Yu Tong will play the roles of Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) and her friend-turned-BF Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk). 25-year-old Luo, who is from Hunan, China, made her acting debut in 2017. Her most recent drama is My Supernatural Power (2020), where she starred as a girl with a photographic memory. Meanwhile, Derek is a 27-year-old Taiwanese actor who previously starred in the show Prince Of Wolf (2016), which told the story of a "modern-day Tarzan."
When will it be released?
The drama will reportedly have 24 episodes and will be aired in 2021. We can't wait!!
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