OCN’s upcoming fantasy-thriller series Amazing Rumor has just made its lineup of cast members more exciting with the addition of stars Choi Yoon-young and Lee Chan-hyeong.
Adapted from the popular 2018 webtoon by manhwa author JangYi, Amazing Rumor follows a group of demon hunters called “Counters,” who each possess a unique power. To carry out their mission of hunting down evil spirits that seek eternal life on Earth, they resort to disguising themselves as employees at a noodle restaurant.
Choi Yoon-young will take on the role of Kim Jeong-young, a fair-minded detective at the local police station who is always driven to resolve every case she handles. Choi is known for her notable supporting roles in television series such as Bread, Love and Dreams (2010) and Seo-young, My Daughter (2012–2013). She played her first lead role in Drama Special Series: Like a Fairytale (2013), followed by Passionate Love (2013–2014) and Enemies from the Past (2017–2018). Her latest appearance was in tvN’s political-themed drama Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019).
On her participation and role in the upcoming series, Choi shared, “It’s a webtoon that I really enjoyed, and it’s an honor for me to become part of its drama adaptation, along with great actors and producers. At the same time, I am nervous and excited to portray my new character, whose image I have not played before. I will do my best, so I would like to ask for your support and love.”
Meanwhile, rookie actor Lee Chan-hyeong signed up to play a character named Soo-ho. After debuting in the web series Re-feel (2019), Lee starred in another web drama titled Painless Youth (2020). His first television appearance was a guest role in tvN’s medical friendship drama Hospital Playlist (2020).
Previously announced cast of characters include protagonists So Moon (Jo Byung-gyu, Stove League) and Do Ha-na (Kim Se-jeong, I Wanna Hear Your Song), as well as Counters Ga Mo-tak (Yoo Jun-sang, Graceful Friends), Chu Mae-ok (Yeom Hye-ran, Mystic Pop-up Bar), and Choi Jang-mool (Ahn Suk-hwan, My Wonderful Life).
Amazing Rumor, formerly known as A Wonderful Rumor, will be helmed by director Yoo Seon-dong of OCN’s Vampire Prosecutor 2 (2012). It is slated to premiere in the second half of 2020.
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