I’ve was just catching up on banked episodes of Three Meals a Day this weekend, so hearing word that Lee Seo Jin is in talks for an upcoming K-drama is great news perfect serendipity. Lee Seo Jin has such a masculine aura and in the past played plenty of military roles like sageuk generals and commanders so this drama sounds right up his alley. Too bad his side has quickly debunked his casting but the drama still sounds intriguing to me and is worth writing about.
Production is being prepped for a K-drama version of An Officer and a Gentleman set in a marine university in Busan. The drama is slated for 20-episodes and plans to start filming this December with an eye towards a mid-2016 airing date on one of the big three networks. The drama will be the first set at a marine university and will depict the education, maturation, and romance of the students and instructors. I don’t think Lee Seo Jin’s swift rejection of this drama means much since stars have been known to back track later so it’s possible he could end up doing it.
While Lee Seo Jin is the first name officially linked to this drama, and right now he’s likely not going to end up doing it, the production went on to list the popular actors and actresses who have also received scripts for the project. Offers have reportedly gone out to Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Seok, Kim Woo Bin, Oh Yeon Seo, Park Bo Young, and Jin Se Yeon. When I saw these names it’s clear it’s just a wish list, but the drama still sounds interesting to me on the strength of the backdrop and Lee Seo Jin’s potential involvement alone. Will keep an eye out for this one, which also joins the growing list of pre-produced K-dramas.