Yoon Kye-sang, Ha Ji-won to star in new JTBC drama ‘Chocolate’

Confirmations are in for Yoon Kye-sang and Ha Ji-won to headline the new JTBC drama called Chocolate.

The upcoming series is about a neurosurgeon and a chef who have learned to heal each other’s past wounds as they come together to help people on hospice care and provide them with food. The drama will be directed by Lee Hyung-min and written by Lee Kyung-hee who previously worked together in the hit 2004 Baeksang award-winning romantic melodrama I’m Sorry, I Love You. PD Lee recently directed The Miracle We Met, which is the second highest-rated Korean drama in terrestrial TV last year, and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon while writer Lee last worked on Uncontrollably Fond.

Yoon Kye-sang (The Good Wife) signed up for the role of Lee Kang, a neurosurgeon with both looks and brains. He used to be a boy who grew up in a small fishing village and dreamed of becoming a chef. However, he ends up a doctor because of life’s uncertainties.

Meanwhile, Ha Ji-won (Hospital Ship) will play chef Moon Cha-young. She has won awards in international cooking competitions and has a heart for others. She is the type of person who would not keep quiet when she sees injustice happening around her. After receiving a hearty meal from a boy she met in a restaurant when she was a girl, she had her eyes on becoming a chef one day.

Both actors reportedly accepted their roles in the drama because of its heartwarming plot.

Chocolate is set to be broadcast in the second half of 2019, following the conclusion of upcoming historical drama My Country.

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