K-dramas will never be complete without its lead actors, especially when most of them are your favorite Korean celebrities. 2021 has offered a variety of Korean dramas since the first quarter of the year. And now that we are in the second half of 2021, some of the biggest K-drama actors are finally making their return to the spotlight.
Brace yourselves because actors Gong Yoo, Park Hyun Sik, Lee Jong Suk, and Kim Woo Bin are about to steal the spotlight again with their upcoming projects that are expected to be released in the second half of this year.
A-list actor Gong Yoo has the power to dominate the industry, may it be in his movies or dramas. Aside from brand endorsements, his portfolio is packed with major projects which receive recognition both in South Korea and other international countries.
Following his drama "Goblin" in 2016, Gong Yoo will be returning on the small screen with Netflix's original series "The Silent Sea." It will illustrate the journey of the specialist's team, who will go on a mission to the Moon to look for the missing piece to their research.
Even though there's no specific date yet, the drama is scheduled to meet the viewers in the second half of this year.
Actors Bae Doona and Lee Joon are also part of the lead cast. This marks Gong Yoo's first drama after almost five years of break. That's why fans are really excited for his small-screen return!
Park Hyung Sik
Following his discharge from the military service, actor Park Hyung Sik is now ready to see his fans. The "Strong Woman Do Bong Soon" star will be making a drama return with the thriller series "Happiness." It will depict the story of the spread of an infectious disease through a city.
On his return, Park Hyun Sik will be sharing the screen with actress Han Hyo Joo and actor Jo Woo Jin. This will be his first drama project in 2021. His last series was in the Korean spin-off of "Suits" in 2018.
"Happiness" is set to be released in the second half of 2021. A specific date is yet to be confirmed.
Lee Jong Suk
K-drama heartthrob is currently filming his action movie "Decibel" along with actors Kim Rae Won and "True Beauty" star Cha Eun Woo. As a lead actor of the film, Lee Jong Suk takes the role of a navy captain. His silver screen comeback will premiere at the end of 2021.
The "Pinocchio" star is also confirmed to lead the upcoming legal series "Big Mouth," where he will be playing the role of an aspiring lawyer. The filming schedule is set to happen in the second half of 2021. SNSD member and "Miracle" actress Yoona will be his new leading lady. Meanwhile, actors Kwak Dong Yeon, Yang Kyung Won, Kim Joo Hun, and Ok Ja Yeon are also confirmed to star in the drama.
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Kim Woo Bin
K-drama actor Kim Woo Bin will be returning on the big screen with the sci-fi movie "Alien." In fact, the film just finished its production and is now focusing on the post production. Apart from the big budget for the project, "Alien" also has a star-studded cast namely So Ji Sub, Ryu Jun Yeol, and Kim Tae Ri.
He is also in talks to lead the forthcoming K-drama "Delivery Knight." "Taxi Driver" actress Esom was also in discussion to join Kim Woo Bin in the project. If they accept the roles, this will be their reunion project after 10 years.
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Written by Shai Collins.