Main cast confirmed! Multitalented stars Kim Go-eun, Ahn Bo-hyun, Lee Yu-bi, and Park Ji-hyun are all set to lead tvN’s new drama Yumi’s Cells.
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, Yumi’s Cells follows the daily life of an ordinary office worker named Yumi through the perspective of her brain cells.
Kim Go-eun (The King: Eternal Monarch) portrays the titular role of Yumi, a 32-year-old office employee whose “love cells” have fallen into a coma due to her heart getting broken in the past. With the help of her other cells, however, she slowly breaks free from her emotional confinement and begins to know her true self.
Acting opposite Kim is Kairos (2020) actor Ahn Bo-hyun, who has been roped in to play Gu Woong, an unenthusiastic game developer who likes to keep things plain and simple. He appears to be too blunt, but deep down, he is a hopeless romantic who will unexpectedly stir up Yumi’s sleeping love cells.
Meanwhile, Lee Yu-bi (Joseon Exorcist) transforms into Yumi’s charming co-worker, Ruby. Although she and Yumi start off as rivals, a close friendship soon develops between the them. Ruby is incredibly skilled when it comes to dating and romance to the point that she is dubbed as a clever fox, but she is also a good friend who knows how to take care of people.
Park Ji-hyun (Do You Like Brahms?) completes the lineup as Seo Sae-yi, Gu Woong’s pretty, smart, and ambitious colleague. Sae-yi dreams of becoming the best game art director. Owing to her ambiguous relationship with Gu Woong, she feels an invisible tension with Yumi.
The production crew behind Yumi’s Cells shared, “To maximize the beauty of the original work, we have combined live action and animation. We are preparing for a seasonal drama with 14 episodes per season. Please look forward to the synergy of our actors, who will be adding their own touch to their respective characters.”
Yumi’s Cells is helmed by director Lee Sang-yeob of A Piece of Your Mind (2020) and co-penned by screenwriters Song Jae-jung (Memories of the Alhambra), Kim Yoon-joo (Find Me in Your Memory), and Kim Kyung-ran. Filming for drama has already started. It is slated to air on tvN and over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform TVING in the second half of the year.