Shin Ha Kyun, Han Ji Min, Lee Jung Eun, And Jung Jin Young Confirmed To Star In New Drama
“Beyond the Memory” is based on an original work that revolves around future and virtual reality. It is about a man who lives in agony because he can’t forget his wife who died of cancer. One day, he receives a mail and chooses to reunite with her after abandoning his body. The drama will depict a world where one can live forever without death and make viewers wonder about the meaning of eternal life, death, memory and oblivion, happiness and unhappiness. It will be helmed by director Lee Joon Ik, who produced the movies “The Book of Fish,” “Anarchist from Colony,” and “The King and the Clown.”
Previously, Shin Ha Kyun and Han Ji Min were in talks to star in the drama, and on September 7, a source from the drama shared Lee Jung Eun and Jung Jin Young will be joining as well.
Shin Ha Kyun will be playing Jae Hyun, a reporter at Science M who lives an empty life after his wife’s death. The actor had shared, “I’m looking forward to showing a new side of myself through a world that no one has experienced and the character ‘Jaehyun.'”
Han Ji Min will be taking the role of Jae Hyun’s late wife Yi Hu. She signs a mysterious contract just before choosing euthanasia, which leads her husband to a different world called Yonder. The actress commented, “It’s a story of true happiness that transcends life and death. I’m looking forward to a new world that director Lee Joon Ik will lead us to.”
Lee Jung Eun will be playing Seiren, the operator of Buy & Buy who invites people to Yonder. She said that she willingly decided to appear in this drama because she worked with Lee Joon Ik in “The Book of Fish.”
Jung Jin Young will be taking the role of Dr. K, a brain scientist who tries to approach death with science. Jung Jin Young hinted that this drama will heavily reflect on life and death and remarked, “Director Lee Joon Ik will take the challenge [of working on] a completely different form and genre from his previous projects. I am excited and looking forward to joining him on that new journey.”
The drama will premiere next year via TVING.
While you’re waiting, watch Shin Ha Kyun in “Beyond Evil“:
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