Kim Tae-hee has been confirmed Thursday to return to the small screen with a starring role in the tvN fantasy series Hi Bye, Mama! This is her first drama since the 2015 medical series Yong-pal.
Hi Bye, Mama! tells the story of a mother who is given an opportunity to return to his family as a ghost after passing away due to a tragic accident. Kim Tae-hee signed up for the role of Cha Yu-ri, whose soul is unable to leave the world behind due to her desire to hold her daughter in her arms. Fortunately, she is given the chance to be with her family again for 49 days.
Before starring in Yong-pal in 2015, Kim Tae-hee is best known for her roles in Stairway to Heaven (2003), Love Story in Harvard (2004-2005), and Iris (2009). The actress, who is married to singer-actor Rain (Welcome 2 Life), gave birth to her second daughter last September.
Meanwhile, Lee Kyu-hyung (Doctor John) will be taking on his first lead role in a drama in the upcoming series. He is also confirmed to play Jo Kang-hwa, Cha Yu-ri’s husband and a thoracic surgeon who struggles with the death of his wife and first love. He is deeply affected by the loss of Cha Yu-ri that even his personality starts to change. When Cha Yu-ri shows up in front of him looking exactly the same as before she left, his life is shaken again.
Lee Kyung-hyung debuted as a television actor in the 2015 drama Unkind Ladies. He has since appeared in six more series, namely Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016-2017), Goblin (2016-2017), Secret Forest (2017), Prison Playbook (2017-2018), Life (2018), and Doctor John (2019).
Hi Bye, Mama! is set to premiere in the first half of 2020.
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