Upcoming romantic-comedy drama Blue Spring from a Distance has found its leading trio in young stars Park Ji-hoon, Kang Min-ah, and Lee Shin-young.
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, Blue Spring from a Distance is set to feature how a group of students struggle to make their way through the competitive but entertaining world that exists within the walls of their university. The original work was written by manhwa (Korean term for comics) author Ji Nyung and was first serialized on Daum Webtoon in 2014.
Singer-actor Park Ji-hoon has signed up to play Yeo Joon, a charming freshman with a bright personality. He grew up well-off because of his wealthy parents, but he has not been receiving enough affection from them. Although Park first rose to fame for his participation in the second season of Mnet’s reality show Produce 101, he actually started appearing in television dramas way back in 2006. His acting portfolio includes King and I (2007–2008), Il Ji-mae: The Phantom Thief (2008), and Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (2019).
Breathing life into the female protagonist, Kim So-bin, is True Beauty actress Kang Min-ah. So-bin is a sincere, honest, and diligent third-year college student. Ever since her parents divorced, she has been under the care of her father. Kang previously graced the small screen with her roles in Cheer Up! (2015), Bring It on, Ghost! (2016), and The Time (2018).
Completing the main cast is Lee Shin-young, who will transform into Nam Soo-hyun, a brilliant and perfectionist student who always excels in academics. However, he is suffering from financial difficulties and needs to take on several part-time jobs to be able to support himself and his family. His situation has toughened him up so much that he has become cynical of other people’s intentions. In 2019, Lee made a successful drama debut in the international hit series Crash Landing on You (2019–2020). After that breakthrough, he went on to star in How to Buy a Friend (2020) and Awaken (2020).
With such an exciting lineup, Blue Spring from a Distance is already having viewers predict a refreshing, chemistry-filled campus romance on top of a realistic and relatable storyline. The drama will reportedly be helmed by director Kim Jung-hyun and penned by screenwriter Jung Won-jung.