Newsen is reporting that the actors have been cast in the Korean drama adaptation of the Japanese manga, Absolute Boyfriend, that is scheduled to air next March. Mok Yun Hee (tvN Three Men, KBS Look Back With A Smile) has been named the writer while the director has not been confirmed as of yet. Currently MBC plans to air it. Shooting is scheduled to begin in December.
T.O.P not confirmed for new series
Korean idol T.O.P of boy band Big Bang may be cast as the male lead in an upcoming TV series but has yet to be confirmed for it, according to his agency on Tuesday.
“T.O.P is looking into the Korean adaptation of ‘Absolute Boyfriend’ in a positive light,” an official with YG Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone, downplaying a report from earlier in the day that said he was set for the show.
The official added that the agency will make an announcement when a final decision is made while actress Kim Ha-neul is also in talks to play the drama’s female lead opposite T.O.P.
“Absolute Boyfriend,” based on the popular Japanese comic of the same name, tells the story of a woman who purchases a robot boyfriend that has the characteristics that she wants.
It has already been made into a series in Japan and adapted for a Taiwanese remake which currently stars actress Ku Hye-sun and Taiwanese idol group Fahrenheit member Jiro Wang.