2PM's Taecyeon To Star In New Japanese Romance Drama

2PM’s Taecyeon will be starring opposite Isomura Hayato in a new Japanese Netflix series!

On June 28, Taecyeon’s agency 51K announced, “Ok Taecyeon is set to appear in Netflix’s Japanese series ‘Soul Mate,’ which is currently in the midst of production with the goal of a release sometime next year.”

“Ok Taecyeon will be playing the role of Korean boxer Hwang Johan,” they continued, “and he will be greeting fans not only in Japan but all over the world [through this new drama].”

Written and directed by Hashizume Shunki, “Soul Mate” will tell a love story between two men that spans 10 years and traverses the cities of Berlin, Seoul, and Tokyo. Isomura Hayato will star as Ryu, a man who left everything behind in Japan, while Taecyeon will play Johan, a boxer who hasn’t been tending to his emotional wounds. After Johan happens to save Ryu’s life in a foreign church, the two men’s chance encounter winds up changing both of them forever as they gradually learn about the meaning of life and love.

Taecyeon remarked, “I’m extremely delighted to be appearing in ‘Soul Mate. Because there were so many types of characters and genres that I hadn’t tried yet, I’d been wanting to gradually broaden my spectrum [as an actor] and discover new sides of myself, and right at that time, I received the offer to star in ‘Soul Mate.’”

“While reading the script, I was intrigued by the character of Hwang Johan, and even after I’d finished the script, Johan’s inner pain and struggles stayed with me for a long time, which is why I chose the project. Even during filming, I’m continuing the diet and boxing training that I started before filming; that’s how hard I’m working to portray the character of Johan with sincerity, so I hope viewers will also look forward to the drama.”

“Soul Mate” is currently scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2025.

In the meantime, watch Taecyeon in his film “Hansan: Rising Dragon” on Viki below:

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Or check out his drama “Secret Royal Inspector & Joy” below!

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