EXO’s Suho just got its first leading role in a television miniseries with the confirmation of his casting in the Korean remake of Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman. S.M. Entertainment, his agency, announced on November 17 that he will play the lead role in the upcoming adaptation.
Rich Man, Poor Woman is a Japanese series which aired in 2012 on Fuji TV. It tells the love story of a young IT entrepreneur and a college girl who has caught his interest when she introduces herself with the name of the mother he has been looking for. She ends up working in his company and falls in love with him despite their conflicting beliefs and different lifestyles. Popular actors Shun Oguri and Satomi Ishihara starred in the original drama.
The Korean adaptation is in the process of completing its cast, with Ha Yeon-seo (The Legendary Witch) still in talks to play the heroine. It will consist of 16 episodes and will be produced by iHQ for an early release next year. No details about the screenwriter and director of the adaptation have been revealed. The broadcaster has yet to be announced as well.
Rich Man, Poor Woman will mark Suho’s first leading role in a 16-episode TV series, following his appearance as the main actor in the 3-episode MBC series, The Universe’s Star, earlier in 2017. The singer-actor was also recently confirmed to star in the film adaptation of popular webtoon Female Middle Schooler A.