<Kairos> will start airing on October 26, 2020.
MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama is slated to be broadcasted at 9:30pm KST. Its screenplay is lead by Lee Soohyun and directed by Park Seongwoo. Kairos is a romantic, time-crossing, fantasy thriller that tells the story of a man who falls into shock when his young daughter is kidnapped & a woman who lives one month in the past as they try to save the people they love. ‘Kairos’ comes from Greek, meaning the right, critical or opportune time for action.
Kang Seungyoon will play the role of Im Gunwook who is a weak person who had no presence throughout his school years. However, he will play a major role in solving cases by helping Aeri (Lee Seyoung).
This is Seungyoon’s first drama in almost 3 years since tvN’s Prison Playbook.
Shin Sung Rok (Vagabond), Lee Seyoung (Memorist), Ahn Bohyun (Itaewon Class) & Nam Gyuri (49 Days / Pure Love) are leading cast of Kairos. Filming started in June.
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Im Gunwook’s Character Profile
Im Gunwook | Kang Seungyoon
26 / Aeri’s friend and right hand
The poor yet independent Aeri comes into his heart one day.
One night, Aeri, who was on her way home from her part-time, discovers Gunwook’s grandmother in a dark alleyway where she had been mugged while collecting pieces of scrap paper as she always does. Aeri takes her to the hospital. Gunwook feels lost and in the dark, having no means to immediately get the money to pay the bill — but Aeri settles it for him. Feeling apologetic, Gunwook seeks the BBQ restaurant Aeri works at. But upon seeing him, Aeri stops in the middle of cleaning the grill to face him and nonchalantly says: “Pay me back.” Is this what it’s like for a person to fall for another person? From that day on, Gunwook becomes Aeri’s attendant. She gives any command, and he’ll follow it.
T/N: Im Gunwook is under the category “Aeri’s People”
Teaser #2 with ENG SUB
Teaser #1 with ENG SUB
Script Reading Teaser with ENG SUB
Teaser Stills of Seungyoon as Im Gunwook
On August 21st, MBC, through their various SNS platforms, shared first solo stills of Im Gunwook played by our Seungyoon!
In the drama, Kang Seungyoon will be playing Im Gunwook, a long time friend of Han Aeri (Lee Seyoung) who is always there for her no matter what. Though the two bicker often, Im Gunwook always worries for Han Aeri and takes care of her.
In the new stills, we see a wide range of Im Gunwook’s emotions, from joy to playful curiosity to seriousness, and in one photo, Gunwook has cuts and bruises on his face, raising viewers’ curiosity as to what led to the injuries. (Soompi)
Numerous other Korean articles were released with titles, “‘Kairos’ Kang Seungyoon, Transforms into Lee Seyoung’s Realistic Guy Friend… Bickering Chemistry Predicted”, “‘Kairos’ Kang Seungyoon, Appearance as Realistic Guy Friend… Will He Aim for Women’s Hearts” to name a few.
“Kairos” premieres October 26 at 9:30 p.m. KST.
Sneak peek of Actor Kang
Through Lee Seyoung’s teaser still uploaded morning of August 14th KST, we got a little peek at our Actor Kang’s back!
Character Relationship Diagram
Im Gunwook (Kang Seungyoon) is categorized under <Aeri’s Friends> with Park Soojung (Lee Jumyeong). Under his character profile says ‘Aeri’s close/best friend’. Park Soojung and Im Gunwook will show their warm and pleasant chemistry as reliable friends behind and protecting Han Aeri (Lee Seyoung) who lives a fierce life, adding to expectations for the drama.
There’s a solid red line between Im Gunwook and Han Aeri indicating affection/love and looking at how the arrow is only pointing from Gunwook to Aeri could mean its just one sided (?)🤔😊
Official Photos from the Script Reading
On August 4th, MBC officially revealed photos from the script reading of their new mini drama series, time-crossing fantasy thriller, Kairos!
It was mentioned that Kang Seungyoon, playing Han Aeri’s friend Im Gunwook, showed perfect chemistry with Lee Seyoung with his bright energy. We can’t wait to see how they’ll interact on screen soon! Before that, let’s look at our Yoon first totally focused on the task at hand~
The script reading happened May 21st of 2020.
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