BTOB's Yook Sungjae And WJSN's Bona In Talks For New Historical Fantasy Drama

BTOB’s Yook Sungjae and WJSN’s Bona may be starring in an upcoming drama together!

On May 10, Korean news outlet MyDaily reported that Yook Sungjae and Bona had been cast in the new drama “Gwigoong” (romanized title).

In response to the report, Yook Sungjae’s agency IWILL Media shared, “Yook Sungjae has received the offer to star in “Gwigoong” and is positively reviewing it.”

Similarly, Bona’s agency Starship Entertainment also stated that she is positively considering the offer to star in the drama.

“Gwigoong” is a fantasy historical romance drama that delves into the tale of the Eight Feet Tall spirit that bears a grudge against the king, a female shaman who opposes it, and an Imuri named Gang Cheol Yi. In Korean folklore, an Imuri is an imaginary creature that spends a millennium in water and is able to transform into a dragon upon acquiring Yeouiju (magical jewel).

Reportedly, Bona has been offered to portray Young Mae, the only granddaughter of a revered shaman who grew up under immense expectation to follow in her ancestor’s footsteps.

Yook Sungjae is said to have received an offer to play the role of a concubine’s son who rises to become the royal inspector at Gyujanggak (the royal library in the Joseon Dynasty), only to be possessed by the malevolent spirit Imugi Gang Cheol Yi.

In the drama, Bona and Yook Sungjae’s characters share a bond as childhood friends and each other’ first loves.

The drama will be helmed by “You Are The Best,” “The King’s Face,” “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth,” and “Mr. Queen” director Yoon Seong Shik, and will be penned by screenwriter Yoon Soo Jung, who previously worked with the director in “The King’s Face.”

“Gwigoong” is scheduled to air on SBS in 2025.

While waiting for updates, watch Yook Sungjae in “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”:

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And catch Bona in “Joseon Attorney” below:

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