“Shooting Stars” Actor Kim Young-dae To Star In New Historical K-Drama

South Korean actor Kim Young-dae, who helmed tvN’s recent romantic comedy K-drama Shooting Starshas been cast in an upcoming historical K-drama.

Earlier today (June 14), MBC confirmed that Kim, along with I like to play everything actress Park Ju-hyun and Doberman Military Prosecutor‘s Kim Woo-seok, cast in his new historical romantic comedy K-drama Marriage forbidden.

According Seoul Kyeongje, the upcoming K-drama will tell the story of the tender-hearted King Lee-heon (Kim Young-dae) who forbids marriage after losing his crown princess seven years before the series debut. He later meets So Rang (played by Park), a matchmaker and con artist who claims she may be possessed by the soul of the late princess.

Additionally, South Korean rapper Giriboy is reportedly in talks to make his acting debut in Marriage forbidden as a genius painter named Jung Do-seok. Although he has already made a name for himself through his art, Do-seok now lives as a recluse while preparing for his state exams.

The upcoming series is based on a web-novel by Cheon Ji-hye, which has already been adapted into a webtoon. Cheon, who will also write the script for the drama series, is joined by director Park Sang-woo, who has previously worked on dramas like my secret territory and never twice.

In other news, tvN has dropped a new teaser clip for its upcoming historical fantasy K-drama series, alchemy of souls. The drama is set to air on June 18 at 9:10 p.m. KST, with new episodes airing every Saturday and Sunday night.

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