Actor Choi Woo-hyuk‘s agency Neos Entertainment announced on April 8 that he had been cast in tvN’s upcoming drama When The Devil Calls Your Name, which is led by actors Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong.
The fantasy series, which is inspired by Goethe’s Faust, will have Jung Kyung-ho (Life On Mars) playing a famous musician who makes a pact with the devil in lieu of fame and talent. The devil operates through the body of an actor known for his villainous roles, who will be played by Park Sung-woong (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes). When Jung finds out that his talents are stolen from another musician, he sets out to restore balance and justice in their life. Rookie actress Lee Seol (Less Than Evil) will be playing the young out-of-luck musician. Lee El and Choi Yoo-sung round out the supporting cast of the show.
Choi Woo-hyuk signed up to play the younger counterpart of Kim Hyung-mook’s character, the representative of Soul Entertainment—the agency Jung’s character is signed to. Choi is primarily a musical actor with shows like Ben Hur, Elizabeth, and Frankenstein to his credits. Fans of the young actor are looking forward to his big move from theatre to the small screen. He made his TV acting debut last year in MBN’s Yeonnam-dong 539.
When The Devil Calls Your Name is helmed by Min Jin-ki, director of acclaimed sci-fi thriller Circle. Writing is done by Noh Hye-young of the Come Back Mister fame. The show is aiming for broadcast in the second half of 2019.