Upcoming Idol Romance Drama ‘Imitation’ Starring SF9’s Chani to Replace ‘Dear.M’ on Primetime

Dear M
park hye soo
NCT Jaehyun
NCT Jaehyun acting debut
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ATEEZ's Kim Hong Joong
Jung Yun Ho
Seong Hwa
Choi San
SF9 Chani
U-Kiss Jun
T-ara Jiyeon

Star-studded idol drama "Imitation" is expected to replace "Dear.M" in the night time slot, according to KBS.

Dear.M Poster
(Photo : KBS Official Instagram)

KBS Decided to Release "Imitation" in the First half of 2021

Amidst the school bullying controversy pertaining to actress Park Hye Soo, her drama "Dear.M" has been canceled, and there is no announcement yet when it will be aired.

On March 10, a representative from KBS drama announced, "We have been discussed and decided that the release of the drama 'Dear.M' is impossible right now, so we will be airing alternative shows in the next few weeks and pull up the premiere date of the new drama 'Imitation.'"

Meanwhile, the upcoming drama is webtoon-based that will tell the story and, at the same time, a tribute to all the Korean idols. In this series, all the challenges and life struggles of every K-pop idol will be talked about - how each and everyone in the industry strives hard in order to achieve their dreams of becoming an idol.

"Imitation" is already expected to gain attention as early as now because of the emerging success of the K-pop industry inside and outside South Korea. Fans from different K-pop groups are said to be the target viewers of this new idol drama.

This will also be an opportunity to deliver to a wider audience how their beloved idols started their careers until they reach the peak of their success.

Get to Know the Cast of the Much-Awaited Idol Drama "Imitation"

Imitation Cast
(Photo : Naver / Kdramastars)

ALSO READ: Park Hye Soo's School Bullying Controversy Led to the Cancellation of 'Dear.M' Promotional Schedules

The series will center around four various groups, such as "Top Star" Larima, "Perfect Idols" SHAXX, "Growing Idols" Tea Party, and "Passionate Idols" Sparkling. It offers a realistic storyline, depicting the lives of idols.

And for the artists and the fans to feel a genuine relationship, the production decided to cast real K-pop idols.

First in line is "Parasite" actress Jung Ji So, followed by ATEEZ members Yunho, Seonghwa, Jong Ho, and Choi San, SF9 members Chani and Hwiyoung, and 2nd generation K-pop group members Jun of U-Kiss and Jiyeon of T-ara.

Originally, the new idol drama was scheduled to kick off at the end of May but was changed to an earlier date since all the planned schedules for the drama "Dear.M" were put on hold.

"Dear.M" is where NCT's Jaehyun will have his debut as an actor, but since there was no confirmation yet on when it will hit the primetime, his acting debut was pushed back.

ALSO READ: NCT's Jaehyun Confesses Why He Chose to Star in New Romance Drama 'Dear.M'

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Written by Shai Collins

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