Color me not surprised with the casting for screenwriter Park Hye Ryun‘s upcoming fantasy K-drama set for early 2017. Hallyu actor Lee Jong Seok and idol-actress Suzy have been offered the leads for While You Were Sleeping and both are positively considering it. Lee Jong Seok has worked with Park Hye Ryun twice already, headlining her dramas Pinoccho and I Hear Your Voice, while Suzy isn’t a newbie to Park Hye Ryun either as she wrote Suzy’s first drama Dream High. Last month news about While You Were Sleeping said the drama was looking to cast leads in their twenties so this casting is clearly not a surpise. I love Lee Jong Seok and am happy that he keeps getting offered roles with promising screenwriters behind the scene but Suzy’s casting requires me to be super optimistic because she was so hit-and-miss with her last role in Lee Kyung Hee’s melodrama Uncontrollably Fond.
While You Were Sleeping tells the story of a female lead who can dream of bad things happening to people, and the male lead prosecutor who tries to stop the bad things from happening.