KBS2’s Youth of May has officially cast rising stars Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si, Lee Sang-yi, and Keum Sae-rok for the main roles in the upcoming romantic melodrama.
Youth of May will tell the story of young people who unexpectedly find love amidst the chaotic Gwangju Uprising in May 1980.
Lee Do-hyun (18 Again) is set to transform into Hwang Hee-tae, a brilliant but mischievous med student who has been on an unending fight against stereotyping single mothers and their children. On a springtime that will soon leave a mark in South Korean history, Hee-tae crosses paths with a girl and falls in love with her.
Meanwhile, Go Min-si has been pulled in to play the role of Kim Myung-hee, a headstrong young lady who left her home for a new and independent life in Gwangju. In her three years as a nurse, Myung-hee has already handled all sorts of challenges in the maternity ward, but she never once got upset about how patients have treated her. Go has recently impressed many viewers with her performance in Sweet Home, the new Netflix Korean original horror-thriller series that also stars Lee Do-hyun.
In addition, Lee Sang-yi (Once Again) and Keum Sae-rok (Class of Lies) have signed up to portray the siblings Lee Su-chan and Lee Su-ryun, respectively. Three years older, Su-chan has since taken over their father’s business after finishing his studies in France. On the other hand, Su-ryun is a fierce student taking up Law. Through her close friendship with Myung-hee, Su-ryun has gained a person whom she can always rely on like a real sister.
Youth of May is to be spearheaded by Song Min-yeop, co-director of Doctor Prisoner (2019), and screenwriter Lee Kang, who penned the script for Spy (2015). Slated to air in the first half of 2021, the drama is reportedly all ready to kick off its production.