Lee Do Hyun returns to the small screen as a photographer who lost his passion in Mathematics. He teams up with Im Soo Jung for the first time to decorate Wednesdays and Thursdays with "Melancholia".
Lee Do Hyun Transforms Into a Burned Out Genius in Kdrama Melancholia
On October 8, tvN's 15th Anniversary Special Drama "Melancholia" released new stills featuring Lee Do Hyun who ventures into photography, after losing his passion and love for Mathematics.
In the drama, he will be taking on the role of Baek Seung Yoo, who is famous as the "forgotten mathematical genius" after winning numerous Mathematics competitions as a child and then disappeared without a trace.
However, as he returns to school, he is once again gaining attention as he lives his life very differently from the past. Unlike his cheery aura before, he is now quieter and he doesn't pay attention to anything.
Baek Seung Yoo is mostly seen with a camera in his hands, without a single hint of the splendid title of the "Mathematics Genius" before.
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In the published photos, Baek Seung Yoo sports an expressionless face, always staring blankly ahead with an empty gaze. Fans and potential viewers feel empathy towards the teenage boy who once was full of vitality but is now burnt out, curiosity spikes up as to what happened to him.
Attention is also focused on what kind of view is in Baek Seung Yoos viewfinder that gives color to his achromatic daily life.
The "Melancholia" production team said, "Lee Do Hyun is completely immersed in his role. The production team guarantees 100% synchronization rate with Baek Seung Yoo's character, who remains a mystery to everyone. Please give a lot of interest to "Melancholia"."
Kdrama Melancholia Pre-Production and Summary
tvN's upcoming drama "Melancholia" follows the story of a former Mathematics genius Baek Seung Yoo and a Mathematics teacher Ji Yoon Soo, who navigate the private high school that is a mecca for corruption and scandals together.
The masterpiece is helmed by director Kim Sang Hyeop together with screenwriter Kim Ji Woon, and developed and produced by Bon Factory.
Seasoned actors Jin Kyung, Oh Hye Won, Lee Sang Jin, Jang Hyun Sung, and Baek Ji Won also participated in creating the drama.
On the other hand, "Melancholia" airs for the first time on Wednesday, November 3 at 10:30 p.m. KST on tvN. The drama will also be available for worldwide streaming on iQIYI.
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Written by Elijah Mully.