This is fantastic news, however much it still requires follow through of a yet unknown project. Actor-singer Jang Geun Seok has stated that he will be coming back as an actor next year in 2016. In what capacity is yet unknown, a drama would be my preference but a movie isn’t a bad choice if the K-netizens still haven’t quite figured out what to make of him. 2015 has been a weird year for him, his overseas activities in Japan and China have remained wildly popular, but K-ent seems to have turned its back on him more than ever after he got cut from variety show Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village due to a tax evasion scandal. I think variety is about the worst way for him to comeback as an entertainer in Korea, his real life personality is so very oddball, to put it mildly, and variety is all about playing up real life personalities to be as endearing as possible. Dramas is where I love him most and will always remember him fondly, his last one was the strange but really not bad Pretty Boy (Bel Ami) with IU, which was two years ago so I’m more than ready for him to return to acting form soon.
Jang Geun Seok’s concert series this past summer was quite well received by fans and critics alike, his natural charm and passion for music seems to have paid off with a legit singing career at this point. Still not my cup of tea but I’m glad he has a positive and creative outlet for his passion outside of acting.