B1A4’s Gongchan and The Second Husband actor Cha Seo-won are set to star in a new BL (boys’ love) K-drama series.
Today (June 28), South Korean news outlet Herald Pop reported that the two actors had been confirmed as the leads of an upcoming BL K-drama based on the popular manhwa series Unintentional Love Story by author Phobe.
Cha will reportedly take on the role of Yoon Tae-joon, a reclusive genius ceramicist who disappears from the face of the world. He is a man of few words, with a personality that is described as prickly, but hides an unexpected affection side beneath his tough exterior.
Meanwhile, Gongchan has been cast as Ji Won-young, an employee at a large conglomerate who needs to win the heart of Tae-joon, who happens to be his chairman’s favourite artist, in order to keep his job. Won-young’s bright personality clashes with that of the icy Tae-joon’s, but the pair eventually fall for one another.
The drama adaptation of Unintentional Love Story will be helmed by director Jang Eui-soon, who worked on Gong Yoo’s 2007 hit drama Coffee Prince. Jang’s last project been another BL drama, titled Peach of Time (2021). The upcoming new series is set to air in the second half of 2022.
In other K-drama news, actress Kim Sae-ron has allegedly personally apologised to businesses affected by her recent DUI incident. Kim had been booked under charges of drunk driving after creating into a guardrail and tree on the morning of May 18. The accident had resulted in a damaged transformer, causing several buildings in the vicinity to cease regular operations due to electrical shortages.