Netflix has announced the cast for its forthcoming K-drama, Dak Gang Jeong (literal title).
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According to a report by South Korean media outlet Asian Economy, the streaming platform’s newest Korean series is set to star Kim Yoo-jung (Lovers of the Red Sky), Ahn Jae-hong (Be Melodramatic) and Ryu Seung-ryong (Jirisan).
Based on a webtoon named after a Korean chicken dish, Dak Gang Jeong is a comedy surrounding a machine that turns people into fried chicken. Kim is set to play Min Ah, a girl who is turned into fried chicken after mistaking the machine for one that helps people with fatigue.
Ryu will be playing Choi Sun-man, a father who will do anything to reverse the machine’s effects on his daughter; while Ahn will be playing Go Baek-joon, an intern with a crush on Min Ah.
Dak Gang Jeong will be helmed by Lee Byung-hun, who has previously worked with several members of the cast—namely Ryu on the 2019 film Extreme Job and Ahn on 2019 K-drama Be Melodramatic. Additional details, such as a production and premiere timeline for the series, are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
In other news, MONSTA X’s Hyungwon, Lee Shin-young and more are set to join EXO’s Xiumin in the cast for upcoming K-drama Sajangdol Mart (literal translation). Sajangdol Mart will follow members of the Thunder Boys, a disbanded K-pop boyband, as they take over the reins of a failing supermarket together. The K-drama is currently slated to premiere sometime in 2023.