Lee Min Ho and Gong Hyo will be the lead stars in a space rom-com drama.
According to a Korean media outlet, production company Keyeast made the announcement confirming that the two A-listers will be teaming up for the “first Korean space station-based drama,” “Ask The Stars.”
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Helmed by “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” and “Lovestruck in the City” director Park Shin Woo, alongside “Jealousy Incarnate” and “Pasta” screenwriter Seo Sook Hyang, the upcoming sci-fi series depicts the lives of astronauts and space tourists.
Fans would get to see Lee Min Ho portray OB-GYN (obstetrician-gynecologist) Gong Ryong, whose character is described as someone with a strong sense of responsibility. He joined the expedition as a space tourist.
Female lead Gong Hyo Jin transforms into a Korean-American astronaut, Eve Kim.
Apart from the cast confirmation, the outlet also noted that “Ask the Stars” is scheduled to start filming in April and aims to release both in domestic channels and global OTT in 2023.
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Amid the height of K-zombies like “All of Us Are Dead” and thriller series “Squid Games,” Hallyu has introduced blockbuster sci-fi and supernatural series to the global market.
Gong Yoo and Bae Doona’s “The Silent Sea” was a success after it was released right before Christmas of 2020.
Viewers and critics are in awe of the stunning visuals and stellar cast lineup and not to mention the unique plot that captivates the masses.
In addition, the streaming giant also released “Hellbound,” which stars Yoo Ah In and Kim Hyun Joo, which also received praises from the public.
Following the news about Lee Min Ho and Gong Hyo Jin’s team-up, this might be among the highly anticipated series to watch in the coming years as K-drama fans enjoy these types of genres.
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Prior to the announcement, Lee Mi Ho has been receiving praises from the public after landing the role of Japanese businessman Ko Hansu in Apple TV+’s “Pachinko.”
He joins the star-studded cast featuring Oscar winner Youn Yuh Jung, Min Ha Kim as the young Sunja, with Jin Ha as Korean-Japanese Solomon Baek and Japanese-New Zealander actress Anna Sawai as Naomi.
“Pachinko” is Lee Min Ho’s comeback to the small screen after headlining the 2020 hit series “The King: Eternal Monarch” with Kim Go Eun.
As for Gong Hyo Jin, the award-winning actress will also have her K-drama comeback through Netflix’s “Queen of the Scene.”
The 41-year-old versatile actress will transform into a renowned K-drama writer who was caught up in her own story.
She will be joined by “The Veil” actress Park Ha Sun as a lead star.
Interestingly, this will be Gong Hyo Jin’s follow-up project after the 2019 smash hit series “When the Camellia Blooms” with Kang Ha Neul.
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Written by Geca Wills