This isn’t the leading lady selection among the handful I had in mind when I heard about the Hong Sisters next drama and the likely male leads. The sisters are going back to the tried and true male leads who helped make some of their most successful dramas, Cha Seung Won who worked with them in Best Love and Lee Seung Gi who starred in their My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. Their next drama also goes back to tap into the fantasy genre, taking a twist on the Chinese classic of Journey to the West (Korean pronunciation Seoyugi) with upcoming Hwayugi.
Cha Seung Won is slated to play the handsome cool Bull Demon King with Lee Seung Gi considering the role of the mischievous Monkey King. The female lead will certainly be based on the Monk character and in this case with a gender switch, and K-ent is reporting that Oh Yeon Seo has been offered the role and is considering. I’m good if she’s ultimately cast, I’m still taking a wait and see approach with this whole drama due to the ambitious retelling of a famed classic text and under the hands of the hit-and-miss Hong Sisters.