Hallyu star Yoon Sang Hyun and ZE:A‘s Dong Joon have been cast for “I Love You Ahjusshi.”
According to several broadcast sources, actors Oh Man Seok and Jung Hoon Ha have also been confirmed for this upcoming drama, which will air in the first half of next year.
Yoon Sang Hyun, who is currently working in Japan, has the leading role of Jang Baek Ho, a singer. This will be his second time acting as a singer since he appeared in “Secret Garden” as Oscar. Dong Joon received high praise for his acting in the film “A Company Man” and will play the role of an idol singer, Sirius, who is Yoon Sang Hyun’s rival.
The female protagonist, who will take part in a love triangle with Yoon Sang Hyun and Dong Joon, has not been cast yet but is very likely to be an idol star. Oh Man Seok and Jung Joon Ha will play members of “X-Generation,” which is the three-member group that Yoon Sang Hyun was part of in the past.
“I Love You Ahjusshi” is about Jang Baek Ho, who was one of the biggest stars of 1996, getting into an accident and falling into a coma for 17 years. The drama depicts how he has to adjust and learn about the new, fast-paced times after he wakes up. Much interest is going into this upcoming drama due to the 90s nostalgia trend in the recent times.
“I Love You Ahjusshi” is already in demand in Japan and other Asian countries and will air sometime next year.