‘Golden Spoon’: BtoB’s Yook Sung-jae stars in whimsical new teaser for fantasy K-drama

The new series, also featuring DIA’s Chae-yeon and ex-MOMOLAND member Yeonwoo, premieres in late September

MBC has dropped a brand-new teaser for its upcoming fantasy K-drama Golden Spoon (literal translation), starring BtoB singer Sung-jae.

Based on a webtoon of the same name, Golden Spoon follows a man born to a poverty-stricken family who switches lives with a friend from a wealthy background using a magical golden spoon.

The new visual features with a mysterious elderly lady (played by Song Ok-sook), who sells various antiquities on the street. One of the items on sale is a gold-tinted spoon with a label that promises it “can make you rich”. A man walks past and curiously picks it up as the lady urges him to purchase it for himself.

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Golden Spoon premieres its first episode on South Korean cable network MBC on September 23 at 9:50pm KST, and will air a new episode every subsequent Friday.

BtoB’s Sung-jae stars as the series’ lead character Lee Seung-chun, the man who uses the spoon to switch fates with his wealthier friend. Aside from Sung-jae, Golden Spoon also stars a number of idol-actors, including DIA’s Chae-yeon and ex-MOMOLAND member Yeonwoo. Lee Jong-won will also star as Hwang Tae-yong, Seung-chun’s wealthy friend.

As the story progresses, he begins to struggle between his desire to escape poverty and his reluctance to give up his real family. Along the way, Seung-chun also encounters the honest, down-to-earth Na Jo-hee (played by Chae-yeon) and bold Oh Yeo-jin (Yeonwoo), both of whom were raised in wealthy families.

The series is helmed by director Song Hyun-wook, who has worked on hit dramas and films like The King’s Affection, Another Oh Hae-young, Beauty Inside, among others. He is joined by screenwriter Kim Eun-hee, who has written for Winter Sonata and Sweet 18.

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