Seo Ji Hoon, Noh Jong Hyun, Jeon Jin Seo, And More Cast In Drama Based On BTS Universe
The drama “YOUTH” follows seven boys on their journey of growing up. Although these characters will have the same names as BTS members, they will have fictional narratives with various stories that will be told through metaphors and symbolism. Actors Seo Ji Hoon, Noh Jong Hyun, Ahn Ji Ho, Seo Young Joo, Kim Yoon Woo, Jung Woo Jin, and Jeon Jin Seo have been confirmed to play the leading roles.
First, the role of Kim Seok Jin will be played by Seo Ji Hoon. The character gives off an aura of perfection yet struggles to express his emotions. He feels trapped in the life plans set by his father, who is in the National Assembly. Although he has been the ideal son, this all changes when he transfers schools and meets the other characters. Through them, Kim Seok Jin finally faces his true feelings and learns to accept them. Seo Ji Hoon is known for his roles in dramas such as “To All the Guys Who Loved Me,” “Meow, the Secret Boy,” “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency,” “Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter,” and “School 2017.”
Noh Jong Hyun will be transforming into the character Min Yoon Gi, a boy surrounded by wild rumors. Although he can be cold on the outside, he has a heart of gold on the inside. But wherever he goes, so does the story that he murdered his mom and set fire to his home. In reality, he finds comfort in the piano after losing his mom, who meant the world to him. Then through his friendship with Jung Kook, who accepts him as he is, Min Yoon Gi finally acknowledges his troubled past and learns to move on from the pain. Noh Jong Hyun has previously shown his skilled acting in “Kkondae Intern,” “Life on Mars,” “He is Psychometric,” “Because This Is My First Life,” and more.
Ahn Ji Ho is a rookie actor that has already built quite an impressive repertoire including the movies “The House of Us,” “A Boy and Sungreen,” and “Inseparable Bros” and the drama “Nobody Knows.” He will be playing the role of Jung Ho Seok, a dance prodigy with an optimistic attitude on life. Jung Ho Seok was abandoned at an amusement park when he was young, but he has grown up to be someone who emanates positive energy.
Seo Young Joo has been active both onscreen and offscreen through movies, plays, and dramas such as “Solomon’s Perjury,” “Girls’ Generation 1979,” “Beautiful World,” and “Nobody Knows.” He will be playing the relatable role of Kim Nam Joon, a character that wishes to have a normal life above all else. Due to his dire circumstances, he got a sense of how tough the real world can be sooner than his peers. However, that has helped him become a responsible person who handles multiple part-time jobs while being the best student at the same time.
The lineup for “YOUTH” features a couple of new faces. Kim Yoon Woo has secured the role of Park Ji Min, a boy who hides a secret behind his bright smile. He struggles to have a sense of identity due to overprotective family members and a traumatic upbringing decorated with lies.
Actor Jung Woo Jin will be playing Kim Tae Hyung, a character with a story full of pain. He lives with a hope that his alcoholic father, who changed after his wife left him, will someday return to the loving father he used to be.
The role of Jeon Jung Kook will be taken on by Jeon Jin Seo, who made a lasting impression in the drama “The World of the Married.” Having grown up in an unstable home, Jung Kook is a character who has never experienced happiness. He continues to question the purpose of life and the reason behind his own existence.
The production team commented, “‘YOUTH’ will portray the reality of the seven boys in a real and refreshing way while also focusing on their underlying emotions. A deep understanding of the characters, acting skills, and chemistry between the actors with their roles were more important than anything else.” They added, “We completed the lineup with young actors and rookie actors who will maximize each character’s charm. Please look forward to the synergy between the seven boys and the actors that will complete the BTS universe story.”
“YOUTH” is scheduled to premiere in 2021.
In the meantime, check out Seo Ji Hoon in “To All the Guys Who Loved Me”: