K-drama casting agents are like sharks pouncing quickly on breakout rookies and a new face just got a leading man role even before his drama has finished airing. Lee Sin Young, playing the stoic and handsome member of Hyun Bin‘s North Korea squad, will be headlining the KBS drama Friend Contract opposite also relative newbie Kim So Hye best known for being a member of girl group I.O.I. KBS still does more high school dramas than the other two big networks and for 2020 its also developing new entry School 2020. Friend Contract is based on a webtoon so that helps on the structured narrative front. I don’t mind fresh faces and young talent for shows set in the high school years and this pairing has the potential to be quite cute even if they aren’t the best actors (yet).