Crowd favorites Lee Do-hyun and Kwak Dong-yeon might team up in Netflix’s new Korean original drama!
According to various media outlets on June 2, the two stars have recently decided to appear in the eight-episode series Hunting Dogs and have already been coordinating with its production team.
Lee’s agency Yuehua Entertainment said in response to the reports, “He received a casting offer, but it is yet among the things that he is considering, thus, nothing has been decided yet.” H& Entertainment also issued a similar statement on behalf of Kwak.
Based on an action webtoon authored by Jeong Chan, Hunting Dogs follows three debt-ridden young people as they begin their hunt for dirty money. It will be helmed by producing director (PD) Kim Joo-hwan of the films Midnight Runners (2017) and The Divine Fury (2019).
Recognized as one of the most promising actors in South Korea today, Lee Do-hyun made his acting debut in the drama Prison Playbook (2017–2018) before taking on supporting parts in Clean With Passion for Now (2018–2019) and Hotel del Luna (2019).
For his breakout role in the fantasy rom-com series 18 Again (2020), Lee won three Best New Actor distinctions, one of which he received at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards. The 26-year-old artist is currently leading KBS2’s Youth of May with actress Go Min-si, his first major project since Netflix’s Sweet Home (2020).
Meanwhile, Kwak Dong-yeon started his TV career in the drama My Husband Got a Family in 2012. Owing to his remarkable performances in the hit dramas Love in the Moonlight (2016) and ID: Gangnam Beauty (2018), Kwak landed his first lead role in MBC’s Never Twice (2019–2020), a milestone that later earned him acting award nominations.
Just recently, the 24-year-old male star showcased superb acting skills once again in the dark comedy series Vincenzo (2021).
As it positively anticipates Lee’s and Kwak’s casting confirmations, Hunting Dogs plans to crank up filming in the second half of 2021.