Akdong Musician’s Lee Soo Hyun and JBJ’s Kwon Hyun Bin will be starring in SBS’s upcoming drama “Part-Time Idol” (literal title).
The storyline takes place at an entertainment agency. After creating a bunch of famous idols, a producer begins to question the whole process of making a star, so he goes on a break for a few years. Once he returns to the company, he gathers some trainees left on the back burner and tries to launch a co-ed idol group. The trainees undergo some peculiar training to debut in this group.
Kim Hee Jung’s character is a trainee who’s highly skilled in rap and dance, but she develops a short-tempered personality after her debut plans repeatedly fall through. Hwang Seung Eon’s character, on the other hand, has a bright personality, but she considers giving up on her dreams due to stage fright.
Kwon Hyun Bin will be playing a cute yet overconfident trainee, and Lee Soo Hyun will be playing a character who had already debuted as a singer but is now trying to stand alone without her brother. Due to this stress, however, she begins to struggle with some vocal problems.
“Part-Time Idol” will be 10 episodes long, with each episode being approximately 15 minutes. It will first premiere online mid-November, but they are hoping to air it on television as well. Filming will begin at the end of September.