Through the Singapore-based pay-TV channel K-PLUS, upcoming romantic melodrama More Than Friends is confirmed to meet K-drama viewers on three other Asian countries within 24 hours of its broadcast in South Korea.
The Friday-Saturday series is slated to premiere on JTBC this September 25 at 10:50 p.m. On the following day, September 26, K-PLUS will hold simulcasts at 8:15 p.m. in Indonesia and 9:15 p.m. in Malaysia and the Philippines. On top of regularly airing the drama in its Saturday and Sunday evening time slot, the international channel will also broadcast encores every Monday at 3:15 p.m. (ID) and 4:15 p.m. (MY and PH).
More Than Friends tells the story of close friends Lee Soo (Ong Seong-wu, At Eighteen) and Kyung Woo-yeon (Shin Ye-eun, Welcome), who missed the chance to confess their feelings for each other due to a misunderstanding. Ten years later, both of them have seemingly moved on with their lives. Lee Soo has become a talented photographer. He is attractive but a narcissist who is selfish when it comes to love. Meanwhile, Kyung Woo-yeon now works as a calligrapher. She is someone who doesn’t know much about romance and always finds herself caught in one-sided relationships. Realizing that she finally has better odds at transforming her unrequited feelings for Lee Soo into something more, Woo-yeon is torn between preserving or risking her decade-long friendship with him for a chance to know what reciprocated love feels like.
Among the series’ promising cast members are: Kim Dong-jun (Chief of Staff 2) as Oh Joon-soo, Woo-yeon’s second love interest who also happens to be a perfect-looking CEO of a publishing company; Pyo Ji-hoon or “P.O” (Hotel del Luna) as Jin Sang-hyuk, a lively and passionate young boss of a bar called Tonight; Ahn Eun-jin (Hospital Playlist) as Kim Young-hee, a responsible woman who dreams of a worry-free life; Choi Chan-ho (Strangers from Hell) as Shin Hyun-jae, an ethics teacher and Young-hee’s loyal boyfriend of ten years; Baek Soo-min (ID: Gangnam Beauty) as Han Jin-joo, Woo-yeon’s best friend and a brilliant prosecutor whose intelligent brain does not quite work properly when it comes to dating; and Baek Seo-yi (Number Six) as Ji-hyun, Woo-yeon’s villainous high school classmate.
More Than Friends is spearheaded by director Choi Sung-bum of ID: Gangnam Beauty (2018) and writer Jo Seung-hee. It will take over Graceful Friends on JTBC’s weekend prime-time schedule.
In the meantime, get a sneak peek of the love triangle between the drama’s protagonists here.
K-PLUS is a cable network that brings together many exclusive dramas and variety shows, directly from major Korean TV broadcasters to its audience in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It has English and Bahasa Indonesia subtitles for all of its programs. Some of its recent prime-time series include My Strange Hero, Confession, I Hate Going to Work, Level Up, Graceful Family, Pegasus Market, When the Weather Is Fine, and 18 Again, among others.
The channel is available on USEETV IndiHome, MAXstream, and DENSTV in Indonesia, Astro GO in Malaysia, and SKY Cable in the Philippines.
Source: Press Release from K-PLUS