Shin Ye-eun has been confirmed to headline the upcoming KBS2 fantasy romantic comedy titled Welcome, which had already secured INFINITE’S L to play the male lead role.
Welcome is based on a webtoon of the same name about a cat that can transform into a human. L (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) took on the role of the cat, a warm-hearted pet named Hong Jo that wants to heal her owner’s emotional wounds by transforming into a human and being with her side.
BTOB’s Yook Sung-jae (Goblin) was already confirmed to have accepted the said role in February but he announced his departure from the project in early March. At the time, the series was called Man Who Bakes Bread and was attached to cable network tvN.
Meanwhile, Shin Ye-eun (He Is Psychometric) signed up for the role of Kim Sol-ah, a woman in her mid-20s who dreams of becoming a webtoon artist. She is described as someone who loves people and protects those around her but she starts to distance herself from them when all she gets in return is heartache and rejection, particularly from her father and a man whom she has a crush on. She begins to open her heart again after meeting Hong Jo and bringing him into her home, despite insisting that she hates cats.
Welcome is written by Joo Hwa-mi of Introverted Boss (2017) and Marriage Not Dating (2014) and directed by Ji Byung-hyun of House Of Bluebird (2015) and Big (2012). It is scheduled to premiere in March 2020.
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