Yoon Doo-joon takes on starring role for new drama ‘There Is No Goo Pil-soo’

After three years, idol-turned-actor Yoon Doo-joon is confirmed to make a drama comeback this year!

Earlier today, May 1, Yoon’s agency Around Us Entertainment announced the news, saying, “Yoon Doo-joon is confirmed to star in the drama There Is No Goo Pil-soo and will begin filming in July.”

There Is No Goo Pil-soo will tackle the different struggles of people in life, such as social, educational, and employment problems, and center on the lives of two friends. Yoon will play the role of Jung Seok, a brilliant country boy in his 20s whose biggest ambition in life is to become Korea’s Mark Zuckerberg and launch his own start-up company. Even without a private tutor and a good educational background, he was admitted to a prestigious university in Seoul. As a boy who grew up financially struggling, he believes the only way to succeed is through building his own company.

The 31-year-old star is a member of the boy band Highlight. He has appeared in various dramas in the past such as Let’s Eat (seasons 1, 2, and 3), IRIS 2 (2013), and Radio Romance (2018). The third season (2018) of Let’s Eat was his last project before his mandatory military enlistment in August of 2018.

Meanwhile, actor Kwak Do-won is currently under discussion to star opposite Yoon as the titular character Goo Pil-soo, a former boxing rookie king in his 40s who wants a a second shot to succeed in life. If he accepts the casting offer, Kwak will be making his drama comeback after eight years, following his last role in the medical drama Good Doctor in 2013.

There Is No Go Pil-soo is penned by the screenwriter duo who made Backstreet Rookie (2020), Son Geun-joo and Lee Hae-ri. Other production details are still under wraps as of writing.

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It was Princess Lulu who first introduced her to Korean dramas but it was Yoon Ji-hoo from Boys Over Flowers who enticed her to stay in K-dramaland. She writes news and features for Kdramapal, which combines two of her most favorite things in the world—writing and K-dramas (look who's living the dream). The name Luna literally translates to "moon" and nothing special; she just likes writing at night.

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