Jung Ji Hoon To Cross Parallel Universe In New MBC Fantasy Drama
Summoning the hallyu power of Jung Ji Hoon, MBC means business on its supernatural themed drama ventures.
On May 3, MBC confirmed the appearance of Jung Ji Hoon, Lim Ji Yeon, and Kwak Si Yang as main leads. The new series Welcome 2 Life (working title) aims to ambitiously explore the concept of parallel world.
Given how K-Drama fans seem generally interested to any “different world crossing” premise, if done with conviction, Welcome 2 Life might join its relative dramas W and Memories of the Alhambra.
The rough sketch
Claiming his first legal drama, Jung Ji Hoon plays Lee Jae Sang, a cunning lawyer who will do everything in his power, may it be good or bad, to win his case. Unfortunately, he meets a car accident. From there, his life will change as he gets trapped to a parallel world. Instead of his former job, he will become an upright prosecutor. Realizing his character’s adaptation to his new life and new world raises anticipation on Jung’s immersion for his new role.
Returning to the small screen since Blow Breeze, Lim Ji Yeon suits up as the story’s female lead. In Lee Jae Sang’s real world, she plays the role of strong-willed detective, Ra Si On. Also, she is Jae Sang’s former lover, but they are not at all friendly. Interestingly, in the other world, she is a supportive and loving wife to Jae Sang, as he performs his duty as an honorable prosecutor. Kwak Si Yang (Chicago Typewriter) rounds up the main cast as Ra Si On’s senior officer.
Welcome 2 Life is set to begin filming as soon as the cast is finalized. Eyeing summer broadcast, it will be aired in July.