The in demand status of K-actor Yoo Seung Ho continues forward after a successful sageuk outing earlier this year with Ruler: Master of the Mask. He’s confirmed to be considering two different drama offers right now, and with the airing schedule he could conceivably do both, or neither. I’m a bit leaning towards door number three, the keep looking m’boy option, rather than door one with a rom-com that may have a female lead I’m lackluster towards or door two with a melo that sounds so throwback dramatically weepy.
Yoo Seung Ho is considering the lead role in MBC drama I Am Not a Robot, taking over the Wed-Thurs slot after Hospital Ship. Also in talks is Chae Soo Bin for the female lead and she’s really on the upswing starring in the currently airing Strongest Deliveryman and earlier this year with Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People. Robot is about a chaebol who lives in seclusion because he’s allergic to other humans and finds himself falling in love with a robot. A twist on Zettai Kareshi for sure.
The other drama Yoo Seung Ho has been offered is another MBC drama slated for 2018 called I Am Love. He will play a Korean boy adopted to the US but then discarded by his adopted family, with immense artistic talent who ends up painting forgeries to make a living. He’s deported from the US after a drug trafficking bust and goes to Jeju to become a monastery priest while still painting forgeries. The story will be about his healing and redemption through falling in love with a woman he meets there.