‘Start-Up’ actor Kim Do-wan to lead in upcoming webtoon-based drama ‘Frightening Cohabitation’

Rookie actor Kim Do-wan has confirmed his lead participation in Frightening Cohabitation, the upcoming romantic fantasy series that Jang Ki-yong and Lee Hye-ri are currently in talks for.

On November 23, Korean media outlet Sports Chosun reported about Kim’s official position as a lead actor in the new drama. The actor’s management agency Awesome ENT said in response to the news, “Kim Do-wan has confirmed to appear in the drama Frightening Cohabitation.”

Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, Frightening Cohabitation tells the story of Lee Dam, a female college student who accidentally swallows the magical orb of Shin Woo-yeo, a gumiho (mythical nine-tailed fox) disguised in human form. As the two of them become forced to live in one place, they eventually get to know of each other’s happiness and sufferings.

Although no specific detail has been revealed yet about Kim Do-wan’s next role, the rising star is said to transform into Lee Dam’s male friend and add an irreplaceable charm to the tale. Previously known for his portrayals in the television dramas At Eighteen (2019), How to Buy a Friend (2020), and She Knows Everything (2020), Kim is currently under the spotlight for his impressive performance in the business-themed, life drama Start-Up (ongoing). He is playing the funny character Kim Yong-san and has appeared in numerous unforgettable scenes with his Samsan Tech co-founders slash best friends Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk, The School Nurse Files) and Lee Chul-san (Yoo Su-bin, Crash Landing on You). Yong-san’s personality is unique in that he seems carefree and easygoing, but in reality, he is ambitious and dreams of becoming very successful so that no one would dare talk down to him or his loved ones ever again.

Along with this exciting development, expectations are already soaring high for more doses of Kim Do-wan’s natural talent and fresh visuals in another drama, this time, as its lead.

Earlier, Kim’s co-star in Start-Up, Kang Han-na (Designated Survivor: 60 Days), also received an offer to appear in the series, but the actress has not announced her decision yet.

Frightening Cohabitation will be helmed by Baek Seung-ryong, who previously directed the screen adaptation of the webcomic “Cheap Cheollima Mart” into the drama Pegasus Market (2019).

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