UPDATED May 26:
More Than Friends (2020) actor Ong Seong-wu has chosen his next work!
Kakao Entertainment announced on May 26, “Ong Seong-wu has confirmed [his] role as Kang Go-bi, a passionate new barista, in KakaoTV’s [new] original drama How About a Cup of Coffee?”
How About a Cup of Coffee? (literal title) is described as a heartwarming story that will follow Go-bi as he explores the world of coffee and gets taken under the wing of Park Seok, a café owner and master coffee crafter.
Ong Seong-wu shared, “I’m so honored to be in a drama that is based on the work of Artist Huh Young-man, whom I like very much. I’m already very excited. I’ll try to [show] the little but warmhearted [aspects of] a work about coffee [that] shows the daily lives of many people. Please look forward to it.”
How About a Cup of Coffee? will have a total of 12 parts. It will be released on KakaoTV after the completion of the casting process within the first half of the year.
Original (May 14, 2021): Ong Seong-wu in talks for new KakaoTV original drama about coffee
Singer and actor Ong Seong-wu might star in a new drama soon!
Following reports about Ong’s confirmed participation in the project, KakaoTV announced, “The KakaoTV original drama How About a Cup of Coffee? (literal title) is in the works. We are currently in the process of casting.” Meanwhile, a representative from Ong’s agency Fantagio told Korean media outlets, “Ong Seong-wu received an offer to appear in the series and is positively considering it.”
How About a Cup of Coffee? is anticipated to take viewers on a unique journey of learning about coffee and meeting characters whose lives revolve around it. Based on a manhwa (Korean comics) of the same name by Huh Young-man, the drama aims to commemorate Huh’s 40th anniversary as a comic artist.
Ong Seong-wu is being roped in to play Kang Go-bi, a newbie barista who sets foot into the world of coffee with nothing but sheer passion. He gets accepted as an employee at a café owned by Park Seok, head of the second-largest coffee company in the country. Under Park Seok’s teachings, Go-bi starts having memorable experiences as he blends in with incredible, coffee-driven people.
After making it to the top 5 on the popular survival reality show Produce 101 season 2, Ong Seong-wu debuted as a member of the program’s derivative boy group Wanna One in 2017. Already a well-rounded singer and dancer at that time, Ong later explored his acting capabilities by headlining the television drama At Eighteen in 2019 for which he won a total of three new-actor awards. If he accepts the proposal, the 25-year-old entertainer will be greeting everyone again since starring in JTBC’s More Than Friends (2020).
How About a Cup of Coffee? targets to begin filming in June and air in the second half of 2021.