Child actor Kim Kang-hoon is reportedly a casting pick for Racket Boys, an upcoming sports-themed series that will air on SBS.
The series is written by Jung Bo-hoon, the writer behind the hit drama Prison Playbook, and will take the viewers into the highly competitive world of badminton. According to past reports, the production is also courting Miss Lee (2019) star Kim Sang-kyung and Crash Landing on You (2020) star Tang Jun-sang to play the main leads, although both actors have yet to accept the casting offer. If they accept, Kim Sang-kyung and Tang Jun-sang will play the two central characters, while Kim Kang-hoon will play a member of the badminton club of a middle school in Haenam.
Despite his young age, Kim Kang-hoon has been consistently gaining recognition for his acting performances in various series, such as in the 2019 Baeksang Daesang (Grand Prize) awardee When the Camellia Blooms, where his young character, Kang Pil-gu, became a fan favorite. He has also appeared in other notable series, including Pride and Prejudice (2014–2015), Criminal Minds (2017), Mr. Sunshine (2018), Hotel del Luna (2019), Kingdom 2 (2020), and most recently, Start-Up (2020).
Racket Boys is slated to premiere in May 2021.