Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, And Yoo Jae Myung Confirm For Drama Adaption Of Popular Webtoon

Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, and Yoo Jae Myung have been confirmed for an upcoming JTBC drama called “Itaewon Class” (literal title).

“Itaewon Class” is based on a popular Daum webtoon of the same name and tells the story of a group of stubborn, brave young people who rise up in an unfair world. Their world is the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul, where they open a food business.

Park Seo Joon will be playing the character Park Sae Roy, who doesn’t give one inch in the face of injustice and is quick to jump to action. He is still harboring anger after the death of his father, the CEO of a large food company, when he takes to Itaewon to pursue his dream.

Park Seo Joon said, “Park Sae Roy is a simple man who upholds his views and always works hard. There was some pressure [in taking this role] because he’s a favorite among fans of the original webtoon, but that also means he’s a great character, so I wanted to give it a shot. I’m expecting the various characters of ‘Itaewon Class’ and their various pursuits and growth to be something that viewers can deeply relate to. I’ll work hard to prepare so that this drama can be remembered as a good one.”

Actress Kim Da Mi plays Jo Yi Seo, a highly intelligent sociopath. She’s famous as a social media star and blogger, and has an angel-like countenance offset with an un-angel-like personality. Though she and Park Sae Roy get off on the wrong foot, they eventually work together in Itaewon.

Rounding out the main cast is Yoo Jae Myung in the role of Jang Dae Hee, the merciless CEO of a corporate food company. He’s a self-made chaebol who entered the food industry fueled by memories of childhood poverty and hunger. When he once again faces Park Sae Roy, who was involved in an accident with his son, the fortress of his life begins to crack.

“Itaewon Class” will be penned by the webtoon writer Jo Kwang Jin himself, to the delight of drama and webtoon fans alike. In the director’s chair is Kim Sung Yoon, whose previous works include “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” and “Discovery of Love.”  The drama is also the first drama to be produced by Showbox, a Korean film production and distribution company.

The drama is scheduled to air after the conclusion of JTBC’s “Chocolate.”

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