Cable network OCN just aired the first episode of its second romantic comedy (Meloholic) this year on November 6 but today it already announced a new romance-themed Monday-Tuesday drama with a working title That Man Oh Soo. The new series will not follow Meloholic though right after it ends next month because it will not be broadcast until March 2018. The air date is about four months away but CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun and Kim So-eun have already been confirmed to play the main characters.
That Man Oh Soo is a fantasy romantic comedy that will feature “realistic love stories of youth in their 20s.” The fantasy element of the upcoming drama involves the titular character Oh Soo, who will be played by Lee Jong-hyun, someone who acts as a “cupid” and possesses “mysterious pollen” that can make two young people fall in love. The actor previously played a hardworking, warm-hearted young man in KBS2’s Lingerie Girls’ Generation. In his new drama, which will mark his first leading role in a TV series, his character is a promising IT technician and a barista who owns a cafe.
Meanwhile, Kim So-eun will be playing Seo Yu-ri, a bright, affectionate, and optimistic police officer who assumes full responsibility for her family. She will end up falling in love with Oh Soo because of the magical and “mysterious pollen.” The actress last played a lead character in SBS’s 2016-2017 weekend drama Our Gab Soon. Her other most recent dramas include Scholar Who Walks The Night (2015) and Liar Game (2014).
The filming for That Man Oh Soo will start as early as December this year for the actors and production staff to have a better working environment according to IMTV, the production company of the drama. It is unclear, however, whether it will be pre-produced completely or not.
That Man Oh Soo will be helmed by Lee Chul-min and is written by rookie screenwriter Jung Yoo-sun. It is a work that has been in preparation since over a year ago and was originally planned and developed by Reunited Worlds executive producer Lee Young-suk. The Korea Creative Content Agency will support the production of the series in recognition of its “emotional but charming story and solid composition.”