K-ent had an article this week about the “drought” in the drama industry with lead actors in the 20s and 30s age range. All that are considered experienced with successful hit dramas under their belts are all unavailable for various reasons: already signed to an upcoming drama/movie or currently in military service. The industry is hoping the return of Lee Jong Seok in on December 31, 2020, Park Hyung Sik in January 2021, D.O. in February 2021 to add much needed casting rain. There is currently two high profile K-drama with an A-list actress cast as the female lead months ago, but the productions are unable to find the male lead to cast. I’m sure viewers will wonder why there is such concern since there are tons of top 20s and 30s actors not in the military, but again nearly all are committed either publicly or privately to upcoming projects, so casting directors are tearing their hairs out looking for bankable male leads.