Update: Lee Young Ae Confirmed To Star In Crime Action Comedy Drama
Updated March 17 KST:
Lee Young Ae is confirmed to return to the small screen with “Koo Kyung Yi” (literal title)!
On March 17, KeyEast officially announced that Lee Young Ae was cast in the drama.
“Koo Kyung Yi” is described as a hard-boiled investigative comedy drama that centers around the insurance investigator Koo Kyung Yi who investigates a murder case. Lee Young Ae will take on the role of Koo Kyung Yi, an intelligent woman who solves cold cases for the thrill of cracking the case rather than for bringing justice to the world. By hook or by crook, she ferociously chases the truth behind every case.
KeyEast’s CEO Park Sung Hye shared, “Actress Lee Young Ae, who moves hearts with her passionate acting in every project she takes on, has chosen this drama to make her return after careful deliberation. She is expected to capture the hearts of domestic fans and hallyu fans around the world alike with a new side she has never shown before.”
Lee Young Ae is considering a comeback with a new drama!
On January 21, it was reported by Ilgan Sports that the actress would be returning to the drama world through the show “Incredible Koo Kyung Yi” (literal title). The drama, described as an Asian version of the show “Killing Eve,” is reported to be a female-centered action chase thriller about the battle of a detective in her 40s who’s a former police officer but now an insurance investigator against a female university student who’s a serial killer.
Ilgan Sports reports that the former cop has become a recluse after the death of her husband, while the student is colorful and hip but has a dark heart. Lee Young Ae is described as up for the role of Koo Kyung Yi, who is a new type of private detective with an extraordinary brain, and she’s a natural-born homebody who wants to immediately head home for whiskey with peanuts once a case is over.
The same day, a representative from Lee Young Ae’s agency Good People Entertainment told EDaily, “She has received an offer for ‘Incredible Koo Kyung Yi’ and is considering it.” They clarified, “It is not confirmed yet.”
The drama is produced by Key East with a script written by rookie co-writer team Sung Cho Yi. It’s helmed by producing director Lee Jung Heum, who has directed dramas including “Nobody Knows” and “Distorted.”
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