Get ready for an exciting new prequel to “The Mermaid Prince”!

On August 27, Lifetime officially announced, “‘The Mermaid Prince’ has confirmed its production plans for a follow-up series. [ASTRO’s] Moonbin, Chae Won Bin, SF9’s Hwiyoung, Moon Sang Min, Yun Seo Bin, Jung Bo Min, and [former Hello Venus member] Yoo Na Gyeol will all be appearing in the drama.”

“The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning” will take viewers back in time to Woo Hyuk (Moonbin)’s high school days in order to uncover a secret. As opposed to the mysterious, dreamy Woo Hyuk that viewers saw in the original “The Mermaid Prince,” Moonbin will be playing a far more mischievous teenage version of the character in the upcoming prequel.

With its high school setting, the drama will also portray an entirely different kind of romance from that of the original series. “The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning” will tell the love story that ensues when Jo Ara, a high school student who decides to give up on dating because she doesn’t believe in love (played by Chae Won Bin), ends up meeting Woo Hyuk.

Hwiyoung will be playing the role of Yoon Gun, a character that looks cold on the outside, but is actually a romantic at heart and only has eyes for one person.

“The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning” will begin filming in early September and is currently scheduled to premiere sometime in November.

Are you excited for this new prequel to “The Mermaid Prince”?

In the meantime, watch Moonbin in his drama “Moments of 18” with English subtitles below!

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