Confirmations are in for Lee Sung-kyung and Ahn Hyo-seop to star in the second season of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, a critically acclaimed medical drama in 2016 which won the best director accolade in the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards.
Lee Sung-kyung (About Time) and Ahn Hyo-seop (Abyss) will be joining Han Suk-kyu (Watcher), who will be reprising his role from the first season. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim was broadcast from November 2016 to January 2017, with Han Suk-kyu, Yoo Yeon-seok, and Seo Hyun-jin playing the main cast. It was a commercial hit with a nationwide peak and average TV rating of 27.6 and 20.4 percent, respectively—making it the second highest-rated Korean drama in 2016, just next to Descendants Of The Sun.
In the first season, Han Suk-kyu portrayed the role of genius surgeon Kim Sa-bu, also known among his colleagues as Teacher Kim. Doctor Kim used to work at Seoul’s top hospital but he has disappeared and started working in a small hospital in the countryside where he meets Seo Hyun-jin’s character, who wants to learn from him to become a better surgeon.
In the new season, Lee Sung-kyung will play Cha Eun-jae, a second-year fellow in the cardiosurgery department who has been an elite student in medical school. Ahn Hyo-seop, meanwhile, will be seen playing the role of Seo Woo-jin, also a second-year fellow who has suffered from hardships while growing up and achieving his goal to become a doctor. He is cynical and cold but he is known to have extraordinary concentration and skill in surgery that earn him praises from his professors.
Director Yoo In-sik and writer Kang Eun-kyung, who worked together on the first season, will also lead the production team of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2. The series is expected to premiere in January 2020.
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