Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun Return With New Drama ‘Melancholia’ + Unveils Photos in the Drama’s First Script Reading

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"Chicago Typewriter" actress Im Soo Jung and "Sweet Home" actor Lee Do Hyun are set to return to the small screen with tvN's 15th Anniversary Special Drama "Melancholia."

On September 24, tvN held its first script reading for the new drama, which drew attention with the unique and fresh casting of actors Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun, who will lead the newest drama.

Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun Set to Decorate the Second Half of the Year with 'Melancholia'

The 43-year-old actress Im Soo Jung is set to return to the small screen in the second half of the year 2021 with 26-year-old heartthrob Lee Do Hyun with tvN's newest romance drama "Melancholia".

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Im Soo Jung will take on the role of the math teacher Ji Yoon Soo. She is good-natured and nurturing, but Yoon Soo also has a strong personality.

Opposite Lee Do Hyun who will be portraying the role of math wizard Baek Seung Yoo. A young quiet man who enjoys taking pictures in his leisure time.

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The new drama is set in a prestigious private school located in the high-end city of Gangnam, which became a breeding ground for scandalous rumors, sexual scandals, infamous corruption, and plain havoc.

Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun Show Off Perfect Synergy in 'Melancholia' First Script Reading

On September 24, tvN held the new drama's first script reading, which stole attention with the interesting combination of Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun.

Other cast members as well as "Melancholia" director Kim Sang Hyuk and screenwriter Kim Ji Woon also attended the reading.

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During the script reading, Im Soo Jung, who will take on the role of Ji Yoon Soo, expresses her pure passion towards her character, who is full of passion to teach Mathematics.

She also greeted her co-actors by saying, "It's an honor to work with good actors, with all of you."

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The bright charm of Im Soo Jung is fully shown at the script reading, even energizing the other cast and crew.

"Sweet Home" actor Lee Do Hyun displayed his determination in synchronizing with his character, mathematical genius Baek Seung Yoo. In the script reading event, Lee Do Hyun's adoration towards his character was very evident.

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In particular, the unique and unexpected combination of Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun, who will portray a Math teacher and a mathematical genius respectively, not only sympathize with its potential viewers but also enjoy the joy that rises between the two, unfolding chemistry like no other, raising anticipation.

In addition to that, "Oh My Venus" actress Jin Kyung overwhelms the script reading with her character as the prestigious school's principal, No Jung Ah, who has a clear and definite ambition for the betterment of the school.

Meanwhile, Choi Dae Hoon's acting skills as Ryu Sung Jae, Yoon Soo's fiance, heightened the tension.

READ MORE: Lee Do Hyun Reveals He is Currently Learning Mathematics for His Role in 'Melancholia'

Jang Hyun Seung, Byun Jung Soo, Kim Ho Jin, who are veterans in the industry, add strength to the drama.

K-Drama 'Melancholia' Release Date and Further Details

"Melancholia" is helmed together by filmmaker Kim Sang Hyuk and scriptwriter Kim Ji Woon and is produced by Bon Factory for tvN.

Woo Da Vi, Oh Hye Won, Choi Woo Sung, and Baek Ji Won will also participate in the drama.

The series is slated to air in November, which will occupy the 10:30 p.m. KST drama time slot every Wednesday and Thursday.
"Melancholia" will also be available for worldwide streaming on iQIYI.

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Written by Elijah Mully.

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