SBS’s new youth-focused sports drama Racket Boys has dropped charming new stills featuring its main cast!
Racket Boys will tell the story of the students of Haenam Middle School located in a rural area. The students dream of becoming idols in the world of badminton, far away from their village. The show will depict the process of growth of these middle schoolers as they compete in a junior athletic championship. Oh Na-ra (Chip In) plays Ra Yeong-ja, a former professional badminton player who now coaches the nation’s no.1 team from an all-girls middle school, while Kim Sang-kyung (Miss Lee) plays Yoon Hyeon-jong, the coach of the badminton team of Haenam Middle School.
The still images give a glimpse of the four “racket boys” in the show—Tang Jun-sang (Crash Landing on You) as Yoon Hae-gang, a natural athlete who had to switch from baseball to badminton after moving to a village; Son Sang-yeon (Failing in Love, Dr. Romantic 2) as Bang Yun-dam, the captain of the boys’ badminton team at Haenam Middle School who is obsessed with increasing his Instagram followers; Choi Hyun-wook (Taxi Driver) as Na Woo-chan, the “conflict-solver” and resident fashionista of the school; and finally, Kim Kang-hoon (Mouse) as Lee Yong-tae, the “mood maker” of the group who knows nothing about badminton but idolizes badminton star Lee Yong-dae. Together, these four will form a very average badminton team.
Racket Boys is directed by Jo Young-kwang, known for dramas like Hyde Jekyll, Me (2015) and Heart Surgeons (2018), while the script has been penned by Jung Bo-hoon of Prison Playbook (2017–2018) fame. Pan Entertainment, home to hits like Winter Sonata (2002), The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), and When the Camellia Blooms (2019), is in charge of production. It is set to premiere on May 31 as SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama.