tvN has dropped an exciting first teaser for its upcoming drama My Roommate Is a Gumiho featuring leads Jang Ki-yong and Lee Hye-ri.
My Roommate Is a Gumiho, previously known as Frightening Cohabitation, is a romance-fantasy drama based on a popular webtoon. Jang Ki-yong (Born Again) stars as Shin Woo-yeo, a 999-year-old gumiho (mythical nine-tailed fox) who has lived and worked among ordinary humans for centuries, hoping to become one himself. An accident leads him to lose his soul crystal, a fox bead that collects human energy, to a university student. If Woo-yeo does not retrieve the fox bead in a year, it will explode inside the student, killing her, along with his chance to become human. Lee Hye-ri (Miss Lee) plays Lee Dam, a college student who has never had a boyfriend and ends up moving in and living with the gumiho.
Also starring in the drama are Bae In-hyuk (The Spies Who Loved Me), Kang Han-na (Start-Up), Weki Meki’s Kim Do-yeon (Melo, Not Solo), and Kim Do-wan (Start-Up).
The 15-second teaser introduces the viewers to the dynamic between the leads. Jang Ki-yong and Lee Hye-ri sit together in a living room. A cold breeze makes Hye-ri shiver, and Ki-yong looks startled as he is pulled slightly to the side. It is then revealed that Hye-ri is using one of his furry tails as a muffler, wrapping it around her neck to stop shivering. The teaser ends with a voice over from the two actors introducing the drama, “Living with a gumiho, unexpectedly. My Roommate Is a Gumiho premieres in May.”
PD (production director) Nam Sung-woo, who directed Kkondae Intern (2020), will be at the helm of this drama. This will be his second time working with Jang Ki-yong after Kill It (2019). The script has been penned by writing duo Baek Sun-woo and Choi Bo-rim, who are known for dramas like Drinking Solo (2016) and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018). The drama will be a Wednesday-Thursday drama.