Update: “School 2021” Finalizes Main Cast Lineup Of Kim Yo Han, Cho Yi Hyun, Chu Young Woo, And Hwang Bo Reum Byeol
Updated July 28 KST:
Chu Young Woo will be taking on the role of Jung Young Joo, a transfer student with a hidden story and a past connection to the protagonist Gong Ki Joon (WEi’s Kim Yo Han). Cho Yi Hyun will be playing the ambitious Jin Ji Won who has an unwavering dream. Hwang Bo Reum Byeol will play Kang Seo Young, who is preparing for the entrance exam on her own to enter one of the nation’s top five colleges.
The “School 2021” production staff shared, “Wrapping up all pre-production processes, we will now officially begin filming. The preparation took a long time, but we made it that much more solid. We will do our best to create a drama that lives up to the reputation of the ‘School’ series.’ We thank all of the actors and staff who waited while we worked on it, and we will begin filming safely and present to you a good production.”
“School 2021” will soon go into filming and air sometime in the second half of the year.
Chu Young Woo may be starring in “School 2021”!
On July 27, several industry representatives shared that Chu Young Woo will be part of the drama.
A source from his agency J-Wide Company stated, “He has received a casting offer for KBS 2TV’s new drama ‘School 2021’ and is positively reviewing it.”
“School 2021” is part of KBS’s representative school genre series that starred famous actors including Jang Hyuk, Ha Ji Won, Lim Soo Jung, Gong Yoo, Jo In Sung, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk, Nam Joo Hyuk, and more. The upcoming eight installment of the “School” series will be about young adults who choose different paths instead of just preparing for college entrance exams. The drama will portray the dreams, friendships, excitement, and growth of the 18-year-old youths standing in front of an uncertain future.
WEi’s Kim Yo Han will play Gong Ki Joon, who lost his dream of taekwondo due to an injury. Cho Yi Hyun will be playing the ambitious Jin Ji Won who has an unwavering dream. Hwang Bo Reum Byeol will take on the role of Kang Seo Young, who is preparing for the entrance exam on her own to enter one of the nation’s top five colleges.
Chu Young Woo was offered the role of Jung Young Joo, a transfer student with a hidden story and a past connection to Gong Ki Joon.
Originally, Kim Young Dae was going to play Jung Young Joo, but earlier this month, it was confirmed that he would be stepping down from the drama. “School 2021” released a statement, saying they would cast a new actor, and Kim Young Dae’s agency shared that the actor departed from the drama due to problems with the production company.
Chu Young Woo made his debut in the 2021 web drama “You Make Me Dance.” He will be appearing in the KBS upcoming drama “Police University” that premieres on August 9 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available with subtitles on Viki.
Watch a teaser for “Police University” below: