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The upcoming drama series, based on a digital comic of the same name, follows a child born from a poor family who comes across and uses a mysterious, magic golden spoon to switch fates with a friend who hails from a wealthy family.
Jung’s agency PocketDol Studio announced yesterday (January 11) in a statement to Newsen that the idol-turned-actress would be starring in the forthcoming MBC K-drama as the female lead, as translated by Soompi.
She will be starring alongside BtoB member Yook Sung-jae, who was first confirmed to be part of the Golden Spoon cast in November 2021, per Soompi. He will be playing a student named Lee Seung-chun, who comes across the golden spoon and uses it in hopes to turn his life around.
Golden Spoon will be directed by Song Hyun-wook, whose filmography includes popular series and films such as The King’s Affection, Another Oh Hae-young, Beauty Inside and more.
The show is written by Kim Eun-hee, who previously worked on the screenplays for Winter Sonata and Sweet 18, among others. Golden Spoon is set to premiere in the second half of 2022.
In other news, model-actor Kim Woo-bin has been confirmed to be making his long-awaited comeback as a lead in an upcoming Netflix sci-fi K-drama, Black Knight. It will mark his first television project since KBS2’s Uncontrollably Fond in 2016.