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New MBC Drama Reunites 2PM’s Taecyeon, Lee Yeon Hee

BY Staff Reporter | Aug 07, 2019 01:24 PM EDT

Taecyeon and Lee Yeon Hee
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Six years after starring in the rom-com film "Marriage Blue," 2PM's Taecyeon and Lee Yeon Hee will reunite as leads in an MBC drama.

Last August 2, the broadcasting company confirmed the news that the two actors will top-bill the thriller "The Game: Toward 0 AM," slated for release in January next year.

The series will follow the story of Kim Tae Pyung (to be portrayed by Taecyeon), who has a psychic ability allowing him to see events that happened before a person dies. While this power demands quite the heavy responsibility of the male protagonist, the character is still driven by optimism and a strong sense of justice.

In a statement, the K-pop idol-turned-actor praised Tae Pyung's personality, "I was delighted with [his] optimism. He does his best not to get stuck in despair despite his situation; he instead chooses to find the answer to his destiny.

Further spicing up the story is the character of Seo Jun Young (to be played by Yeon Hee). She is a hardworking detective oozing with charisma. But despite her fierce facade, she cradles a scarred heart caused by her losing her father at a tender age.

Taecyeon and Yeon Hee's characters will team up to solve crimes.

For the SM Entertainment actress, the game offers a very exciting story. "The script has a lot of thrilling sequences and I enjoyed them very much," she remarked.

She was last seen in the 2017 drama "The Package," while Taecyeon was last seen in "Let's Fight Ghost" and "Save Me" before entering the military for his mandatory enlistment.

MBC's "The Game," which is eyed to take the Wednesday-Thursday drama slot, will serve as both artists' small-screen return.

Yeon Hee first gained prominence in the mid and late 2000s with projects like "A Millionaire's First Love" and "East of Eden." She had a career resurgence through a special role in the 2013 period drama "Gu Family Book" and the aforementioned film "Marriage Blue."

Taecyeon, on the other hand, was first launched as a K-pop idol, serving as the rapper of the boy band 2PM. He debuted as an actor in 2010 through the drama "Cinderella's Sister" and has since proven himself as a versatile actor through several TV and film projects.

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