Kim So-hyun and Chae Jong-Hyeop to star in upcoming K-drama

'Is It A Coincidence?' will premiere sometime next year

Chae Jong-Hyeop (Love All Play, Unlock The Boss) is set to star alongside Love Alarm’s Kim So-hyun in upcoming romance K-drama, Is It A Coincidence? (literal title).

IOK Company, Chae’s management agency, announced in a statement to South Korean press earlier today (November 18) that the actor has begun filming for Is It A Coincidence? According to a report by My Daily, Chae will be playing Kang Hoo-young, a financial planner who returns to South Korea after getting bored with his life in the United States.

Chae will be starring as the on-screen love interest for Kim, whose casting in Is It A Coincidence? had been announced in September. The actress is set to play Lee Hong-joo, an animation producer and Kang’s first love from high school. Other cast members for the romance K-drama have yet to be announced at the time of writing.


Based on a webtoon of the same name, Is It A Coincidence? follows two people who encounter their first loves in their journey towards meaningful relationships and lifelong goals. The K-drama will be helmed by Song Hyun-wook, best known for his directing work for The King’s Affection and Beauty Inside.

The production team behind the K-drama has announced that they are aiming to premiere Is It A Coincidence? sometime in 2023. Other details, such as a definite premiere date and its availability on streaming platforms, are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

In other K-drama news, Disney+ has announced a premiere date for upcoming K-drama Big Bet. According to the first visual for the new series, a minute-long teaser depicting the cutthroat world of gambling, set in the Philippines, the much-anticipated K-drama will be making a global premiere on the streaming service on December 21.