The director admitted that he was a “big fan of Sistar” and joked that his motivation for casting the girl group rapper was somewhat “selfish.”
The drama tells the story of a skilled surgeon, played by Lee Jong Suk. After spending time in North Korea, the doctor escapes to South Korea, where he finds work at a university hospital.
Bora is set to play a North Korean character who also finds herself working in South Korea. Her character soon takes a liking to the young doctor.
Jin Hyuk was also complimentary about co-star Kang Sora, who will also be appearing in the drama as a doctor. He said, “I remember seeing her at an awards ceremony not so long ago and being very impressed. She can combine great femininity with boyish charm. I was delighted when she said she wanted to join the cast.”
“Doctor Stranger” will air on Mondays and Tuesdays on SBS beginning May 5.