Yeo Jin-goo in talks to star in new drama ‘Monster,’ to mark his one-year return after ‘Hotel del Luna’

Yeo Jin-goo is being courted for a leading role in the new JTBC drama Monster (tentative title)!

Yeo’s agency, Janus Entertainment, confirmed on May 16 that the actor is currently reviewing the offer. Details about the drama and the role are yet to be released.

If Yeo takes on the project, it will mark his return to the small screen since the conclusion of tvN’s Hotel del Luna in September 2019, where he starred opposite IU (Lee Ji-eun). The series earned high ratings throughout its run.

Yeo is known for portraying the younger version of lead roles such as the teen Lee Hwon (Kim Soo-hyun) in The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and young Han Jung-woo (Park Yoo-chun) in Missing You (2012–2013). He won Best Actor in the MBC Drama Awards for both dramas.

In 2015, he started moving into his own lead roles. He was cast in his first lead role in the webtoon-based series Orange Marmalade, opposite Kim Seol-hyun. He marked this transition with The Royal Gambler (2016), The Crowned Clown (2019), and My Absolute Boyfriend (2019), to name a few.

Monster will be spearheaded by director Sim Na-yeon of At Eighteen (2019) and School of Hip Hop (2017) and screenwriter Kim Soo-jin of The Light in Your Eyes (2019) and Mad Dog (2017).

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