Ji Chang Wook And Kim Yoo Jung Confirmed For Drama Adaptation Of Hit Webtoon

It’s official: Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung will be starring together in a new drama!

On January 29, the producers of Lifetime’s upcoming drama “Backstreet Rookie” confirmed that the two actors would be taking on the leading roles.

Based on the popular webtoon, “Backstreet Rookie” is a romance that will tell the story of convenience store owner Choi Dae Hyun (played by Ji Chang Wook) and part-time employee Jung Saet Byul (played by Kim Yoo Jung). The drama will be helmed by Lee Myung Woo, the producing director (PD) behind SBS’s 2019 smash hit “The Fiery Priest.”

In the drama, Choi Dae Hyun, who is blessed with handsome looks but has an unexpectedly clumsy side, winds up running a convenience store at a young age after leaving his job at a large company. There, he meets the tough and quirky Jung Saet Byul, who is determined to leave her spotty past behind and make a fresh start as a young woman who is willing to fight for justice.

“Backstreet Rookie” is currently scheduled to premiere sometime this fall.

Are you excited to see Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung together in this new drama? Share your thoughts below!

In the meantime, you can watch “The Fiery Priest” with English subtitles here:

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