Im Soo-jung and Lee Do-hyun might pair up for a new drama!
Im Soo-jung’s agency King Kong by Starship said that the actress is currently reviewing an offer to star in the upcoming drama Melancholia. Lee Do-hyun’s agency Yuehua Entertainment also confirmed that the young actor had been offered a role in the drama.
Melancholia will be set at a high-profile private high school located in Gangnam. An awful scandal erupts in the school when sexual relationships between students and teachers as well as extreme corruption come to light.
According to reports, Im Soo-jung has been offered the role of Ji Yoon-soo, a high school math teacher. Her character is described as youthful and lively, but once she makes a decision, she is also stubborn. The character gets caught in a scandal after becoming involved with a former student who was a minor when they met and is now an adult. If Im Soo-jung accepts the role, it will mark her return to the small screen in two years. She was last seen in Search: WWW (2019) and is best known for starring in the horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and the fantasy-romance drama Chicago Typewriter (2017).
Lee Do-hyun, on the other hand, has been offered the role of Baek Seung-yoo. He is a reticent guy who does not react much to what is going on in the world and appears unfazed, preferring to quietly take photographs with his camera instead. As a child, he was a math whiz, winning prestigious quiz competitions and even entering the prestigious MIT at the age of 10. Lee debuted with a small role in Prison Playbook (2017–2018) before proving his mettle through roles in Hotel del Luna (2019), 18 Again (2020), and Sweet Home (2020). He is currently filming for Youth of May, which is set to premiere on May 3, 2021.
Although the network for broadcast is still undecided, Melancholia is expected to premiere on tvN because Bon Factory Worldwide, a CJ ENM subsidiary, is producing the show.