It is confirmed! Popular actress Shin Min-ah and rising star Kim Seon-ho have officially signed up to lead tvN’s new romantic-comedy drama Seaside Village Chachacha (literal title).
Seaside Village Chachacha is said to depict an unforgettable and heartwarming small-town romance. It is a series adaptation of the 2004 film Mr. Hong, which was headlined by award-winning artists Uhm Jung-hwa (You Are Too Much) and Kim Joo-hyuk (Argon).
From a lawmaker in Chief of Staff 2 (2019), Shin Min-ah will be transforming into a dentist in her next role. She will play Yoon Hye-jin, a smart and beautiful woman whose life plans have gone south because of the tiny feeling of righteousness hidden inside her heart. After facing several challenges, she decides to start over and moves to the seaside village Gongjin. Shin is also lauded for her remarkable performances in the series Oh My Venus (2015–2016) and Tomorrow With You (2017).
Meanwhile, Kim Seon-ho is ready to move on from being a “good boy” to becoming a “jack-of-all-trades” in Seaside Village Chachacha. He will portray Hong Doo-shik, known to the villagers as Mr. Hong, an unemployed but reliable all-around guy who appears to be knowledgeable in every kind of job. Whenever people in Gongjin run into a bit of trouble, Mr. Hong always shows up to offer help. Even before he received immense love for bringing the second-lead syndrome to a whole new level in Start-Up (2020), Kim already impressed many television viewers with his acting skills in the dramas Catch the Ghost (2019) and Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019).
On the anticipated talent-explosive pairing, the production team of Seaside Village Chachacha remarked, “It seems that the perfect rom-com lineup has been completed. Shin Min-ah’s and Kim Seon-ho’s amazing character digestion as well as the warm and cheerful story will provide healing to the viewers. Please look forward to their exciting and fun chemistry.”
Seaside Village Chachacha will be helmed by Yoo Je-won, director of Abyss (2019) and Hi Bye, Mama! (2020). It is penned by screenwriter Shin Ha-eun, who co-wrote the script for The Crowned Clown (2019). The drama is slated to air in the second half of this year.