‘Lovestruck in the City’ unveils special Christmas poster

KakaoTV’s upcoming romance drama Lovestruck in the City has unveiled a special Christmas poster featuring the six main stars of the series to celebrate the holidays.

On December 17, the production crew released the group poster of the main cast, with Christmas decorations as their backdrop. They are posing side by side while holding holiday ornaments. The released poster features a festive vibe, and the cast is all smiles as they look towards the camera, spreading the warm atmosphere of the Christmas, the holiday of giving and receiving love.

Lovestruck in the City special poster

KakaoTV’s multi-part web series tells the story of young people who are looking for love in the midst of the busy city life. The first story, featuring Ji Chang-wook and Kim Ji-won, is also known as My Lovable Camera Thief. It centers on Park Jae-won, a passionate architect who has fallen for someone who stole his camera and his heart and suddenly disappeared like a midsummer night’s dream, and Lee Eun-oh, a freelance marketer who spontaneously makes a false identity while in another city. They will be joined by stars Kim Min-seok, So Joo-yeon, Ryu Kyung-soo, and Han Ji-eun. Kim Min-seok and So Joo-yeon play longtime lovers Choi Kyung-joon and Seo Rin-yi, whose relationship is tested by time. Ryu Kyung-soo portrays the free-spirited bachelor Kang Geon who does not believe in commitment, while Han Ji-eun plays his ex-girlfriend Oh Sun-young whose past heartbreak gave her a bitter outlook on love.

Ji Chang-wook, who previously starred in the romantic-comedy series Backstreet Rookie (2020) with Kim Yoo-jung, will be taking on his last project for this year with Lovestruck in the City. Kim Ji-won, meanwhile, was scheduled to reappear as a lead character in the second season of Arthdal Chronicles with Song Joong-ki, but because of the dangers from the ongoing health crisis, the filming has been postponed to 2021. Kim Min-seok last starred in the romantic comedy Because This Is My First Life in 2017 and has since been appearing in drama specials and making cameo appearances. So Joo-yeon last appeared in the second season of the hit medical drama Dr. Romantic, which aired last January. She is currently the main star of another upcoming KakaoTV series A Love So Beautiful with Kim Yo-han, which will premiere on December 28. Cast member Ryu Kyung-soo is widely known for his ex-convict role in the hit drama Itaewon Class, which aired last January, while Han Ji-eun was last seen in Kkondae Intern, which aired in May.

Anticipation is rising on how the cast will portray each of their characters and display onscreen chemistry. Aside from the talented cast, the director and the writers make up a promising combination that will give the viewers a good show. Director Park Shin-woo, the PD of the psychological drama Hyde Jekyll, Me (2016) and the hit romance healing drama It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), which was named by The New York Times as one of the best international TV shows of the year, will be leading the production in collaboration with screenwriters Jung Hyun-jung of Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019) and Jung Da-yeon.

Lovestruck in the City will have a total of 12 episodes, with each episode running for 30 minutes. It will air on KakaoTV starting on December 22 at 5 p.m. KST.

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