Rising actor Kwak Dong-yeon might star in a new over-the-top (OTT) drama!
According to various Korean media outlets on July 14, Kwak Dong-yeon was recently cast for a lead role in the new TVING original series Monstrous (working title). However, his agency H& Entertainment later clarified the reports by saying that Kwak has indeed received an offer to play the character Yong-joo, but he is still positively reviewing it.
Monstrous will center on an archaeologist who solves strange cases. It will be penned by Yeon Sang-ho, the screenwriter for tvN’s The Cursed (2020) and the multi-awarded director behind the hit films Train to Busan (2016) and Peninsula (2020). Meanwhile, Jang Kun-jae of the critically-acclaimed movie A Midsummer’s Fantasia (2014) is set to claim directorial credits.
Kwak Dong-yeon has consistently proven his acting skills with outstanding performances in the television dramas Love in the Moonlight (2016), ID: Gangnam Beauty (2018), My Strange Hero (2018–2019), and Never Twice (2019–2020). In 2020, Kwak made a special appearance in the drama It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, where he rendered a scene-stealing performance. He impressed many viewers again this year with his role in the Song Joong-ki starrer Vincenzo (2021). To date, the 24-year-old artist has a total of three acting awards to his name along with eight notable nominations.
Aside from Monstrous, Kwak is also in talks along with famous newcomer Lee Do-hyun to star in the Netflix original series Hunting Dogs.