[엑스포츠뉴스=정희서 기자] DARA, a member of 2NE1, and KANG SEUNG YOON of WINNER have been cast as leads in a Web series.
The Web series entitled “We’ve Broken Up” is based on a popular Web cartoon of the same title on Naver, a Korean portal website. The series features college sweethearts who broke up but have to live in a house together, while depicting uncertainties faced by many young people these days.
DARA is to play the role of Noh Woori, a job-seeker and alpha woman, who has to live in the same house with her ex-boyfriend. And KANG SEUNG YOON has been cast to play Ji Won-young, a vocalist of an indie band who does late-night part-time work for his band and music.
DARA has recently played a lead role in another Web series “Doctor Ian” and her acting has been well-received by the public. KANG SEUNG YOON also starred in MBC’s sitcom “High Kick, Short-Legged Counterattack” in 2012, where he demonstrated his potential as an actor.
Along with DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON, models who belong to YG K-Plus are also to appear in the series. Kang Seung-hyun, a world-class top model, will play the role of a beautiful and insightful director at a top-notch record label. And Jang Ki-yong has been cast to play Seo Hyun-woo, a warm-hearted man who likes Woori.
“This Web series is not just a simple love story,” said a production official. “It also addresses the difficulties faced by young people these days, including unemployment. We’ll do our best to produce a quality Web series now that this series is drawing a lot of attention and boasts the best possible production crew and cast.”
The Web series “We’ve Broken Up” is jointly planned and produced by YG K-Plus, CJ E&M Digital Studio and Story Plant, and will be jointly directed by Kim Yong-wan, who directed “Love Cells,” a popular Web series with more than 1 million views. The filming of the series will start this month and the show will be made available at the beginning of June.
SEOUL — Korean entertainment giant CJ E&M said Thursday it will produce a Web drama starring two K-pop artists managed by YG Entertainment — girl group 2NE1’s Sandara Park and boy group Winner’s Kang Seung-yoon.
Based on a Webtoon of the same title, the drama, “We’re Separated,” will portray the country’s younger generation battling with their unclear future through the odd story of an unmarried young couple who are driven to live together even after they are separated, the company said.
In the new series, 2NE1’s Park will play No Wu-ri, a high-spirited college graduate who struggles to land a job against all odds, while Winner’s Kang will take the role of Ji Won-yeong, a vocalist of an indie band who works a part-time job at night to earn a living.
It will also star model Kang Seung-hyun and model and actor Jang Gi-yong as the chief of a major record label’s planning office and a common friend of the two lead characters, respectively.
The drama will be uploaded on CJ E&M’s YouTube channel and the digital platforms of YG and its affiliate model agency, YG Kplus, starting in early June.
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SPOILER: English translation of the first 2 chapters of the webtoon, ‘We Broke Up’, is available HERE
Below are some comparison photos of the webtoon characters and the upcoming web drama cast! Amazing how the each manhwa character looks similar to the live adaptation actors! Seungyoon as an indie band vocalist is so fitting! Can’t wait for the comeback of Actor Yoon! Please look forward and support ‘We Broke Up’ web series when it comes out early this June!!