Kim Soo Hyun, IU & Kim Jong Kook to star in Producer

The upcoming drama has drummed up high levels of anticipation prior to its debut on the airwaves

Kim Soo Hyun, IU & Kim Jong Kook to star in Producer

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Upcoming Korean drama Producer is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated dramas with an increasing number of big names added to the cast.

Kim Soo Hyun will make his anticipated small-screen return as a rookie PD (production director) after starring in hit drama You Who Came from the Stars. Also headlining the drama is singer-actress IU and established actors Cha Tae Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin.

Set in the entertainment division of a broadcasting company, it is understood that IU will be playing a top singer while Hyo Jin and Tae Hyun will be playing senior PDs. Kim Jong Kook, affectionately known as Sparta Kooks after starring in variety show Running Man, will make his acting debut as a senior PD to Tae Hyun’s character.

Tae Hyun and Jong Kook are well-known in the entertainment industry as longtime bosom buddies and netizens have expressed their excitement over the pair’s performance in the drama.

The first script readings are slated to occur in the coming weeks, with Producer’s pilot episode slated for a May broadcast on KBS.

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