Kim Sae Ron And Nam Da Reum Announced As Leads Of New Fantasy Romance Drama
On May 6, it was announced that the two actors have been confirmed for the new Kakao TV drama “Excellent Shaman Ga Doo Shim” (literal title).
The fantasy mystery romance is about two unique high schoolers who become involved in a series of mysterious incidents.
Kim Sae Ron will play 18-year-old Ga Doo Shim who wishes to live as a typical high schooler but is born with the undesired fate of becoming a shaman. She is a brave and strong character who will fight evil spirits as she works on solving mysterious cases.
Nam Da Reum has been cast as Na Woo Soo, a nearly perfect high schooler with a wealthy background, handsome looks, and outstanding grades. When Ga Doo Shim suddenly appears in his life, he gains the ability to see evil spirits, and the two get entangled in mysterious cases together.
Kim Sae Ron commented, “As it is a fantasy genre [drama] that stirs up your imagination, it was so fun reading the script. Ga Doo Shim, who rejects her fate and tries to live the life she wants, was also charming. I think it is a drama you will enjoy. Please look forward to it.”
Nam Da Reum shared, “I really had fun reading the script, and Na Woo Soo’s contrast from my previous characters felt more charming. Meeting the director gave me further anticipation and assurance about the project. I will work hard in order for the drama to receive lots of love, so please show lots of support for ‘Excellent Shaman Ga Doo Shim.'”
Kim Sae Ron and Nam Da Reum both debuted as child actors. Kim Sae Ron, who debuted at the age of nine, has impressed in various genres with projects such as “The Man from Nowhere,” “Hi! School – Love On,” “Mirror of the Witch,” “Love Playlist Season 4,” and more. Nam Da Reum debuted at the age of six in “Boys Over Flowers” has since become known for playing the younger counterparts of many actors such as Lee Jong Suk in “No Breathing,” “Pinocchio,” and “While You Were Sleeping,” Yoo Ah In in “Six Flying Dragons,” Jang Ki Yong in “Come and Hug Me,” Kim Seon Ho in “Start-Up,” and more. After playing a leading role in “Beautiful World,” he will now be taking on the male lead of a romance drama for the first time.
“Excellent Shaman Ga Doo Shim” will consist of 12 episodes, each about 20 minutes long. Filming will begin in May, and it is scheduled to premiere sometime in the second half of this year via Kakao TV.
While waiting, watch Kim Sae Ron in “Mirror of the Witch”:
And Nam Da Reum in “Beautiful World”: