TV Chosun’s upcoming drama adaptation of the British sitcom Uncle has finally found its main cast in stars Oh Jung-se, Jeon Hye-jin, Park Sun-young, Lee Sang-woo, and Hwang Woo-seul-hye. This news was announced by TV Chosun earlier today, May 18.
The drama follows an unemployed musician whose life has hit rock bottom. He has a complicated relationship with his sister but ends up living with and taking care of her oddball son, who developed anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder after his parents’ divorce.
Oh Jung-se (The Good Detective), who has won Best Supporting Actor in the Baeksang Arts Awards for two consecutive years, will play Wang Jun-hyuk, a musician who lost everything due to betrayal and fraud. He then finds himself having to play a “parenting” uncle to his nephew who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. His sister Hwang Jun-hee, to be portrayed by Jeon Hye-jin (Stranger 2), divorces her physically abusive husband, who then tries to take legal custody of their son. She moves to a cheap rental apartment in Seongjak-gu, where discrimination happens every day.
Meanwhile, Park Sun-young (The World of the Married) is set to portray Park Hye-ryeong, a resident of the expensive apartment building called Royal State, a symbol of real-estate development in Seongjak-gu. She is an elegant, charismatic, and popular woman. She is also respected and admired by the other mothers in the apartment complex. Known as the local queen bee, she stands as the president of the mothers’ community.
Lee Sang-woo (Lovestruck in the City) has accepted the role of Joo Kyeong-il, a resident of Royal State and a single father raising his daughter alone. He is a sweet and warm person. Completing the main cast is Hwang Woo-seul-hye (Crash Landing on You), who will play Kim Yoo-ra, another resident in the complex and a member of the mothers’ community who admires Hye-ryeong and acts as her right-hand person.
The production crew said, “With the combination of our solid script, director, and actors, Uncle will present a new story that has never been seen before. Please look forward to the performances of the actors and the drama itself that will bring sympathy and healing through stories of family, conflict in residential spaces, education issues, and social status.”
Uncle is scheduled to premiere in the second half of 2021.