Cho Yeo-jeong and Go Joon might be pairing up for the upcoming KBS2 series If You Cheat, You Die.
A source from the Korean drama industry revealed on April 28 that the two actors are currently reviewing offers for lead roles in the project, following which their respective agencies confirmed the news.
If You Cheat, You Die will revolve around the frightful experiences that adults are forced to face when they do bad things with a guilty conscience. If Cho Yeo-jeong accepts the offer, she will be taking on the role of Jang Yeo-joo, a bestselling mystery novelist who often kills off the characters in her novels. She is dubbed the literature industry’s “Praying Mantis”—a carnivorous species known for females that bite the males’ head off and devour them for survival—because she inflicts gruesome punishments on unfaithful male characters in her books. Unlike her novels, however, Jang Yeo-joo enjoys a peaceful married life with her lawyer husband.
Go Joon has been offered the role of Han Woo-sung, a divorce lawyer who provides emotional comfort to his clients and helps them get through the legal process of settling a divorce agreement. He’s the perfect divorce lawyer, but sometimes gets thrown out of the court for misbehaving and getting too close to his clients.
Cho Yeo-jeong was last seen playing the female lead in KBS2’s thriller drama Woman of 9.9 Billion (2019). She has also starred in the Oscar-winning film Parasite (2019) and appeared in many variety shows throughout her career. Meanwhile, Go Joon is gearing up for the premiere of his upcoming romantic-comedy series Oh My Baby, set to air on tvN this May 13.
If You Cheat, You Die will be spearheaded by director Kim Hyung-seok (My Golden Life, Oh My Venus) and screenwriter Lee Seong-min (Queen of Mystery).