ATEEZ Members Make Their Acting Debut In KBS 2TV’s New Drama Alongside A Star Studded Cast
ATEEZ joins a roster of idols including those from SF9, PRISTIN, T-ara, and more for KBS 2TV’s newest webdrama!
KBS 2TV releases the castmates for its newest webdrama Imitation, set to air in the first half of 2021. Anticipation is high for the series, which includes a full cast of idols and actors including Jung Ji So, U-KISS’s Lee Jun Young, T-ara’s Park Ji Yeon, ATEEZ’s Yunho, and SF9’s Kang Chan Hee. Additionally, ATEEZ’s Seonghwa, San, and Jongho join member Yunho for the group’s grand entrance into acting.
Castmates also include SF9’s Hwi Young, Yuri, Ahn Jung Hoon, I.OI and PRISTIN’s Lim Na Young, Minseo, Lee Soo Woong, g.o.d’s Danny Ahn, and Shim Eun Jin.
The drama Imitation will be based on a Kakao page webtoon with the same name. The show will be a Korean idol tribute to all aspiring stars who dream of achieving their dreams. The webtoon itself has been on the receiving end of incredible support and love since its first publication in 2014, reaching 4.3 billion views, 3.73 million subscribers, and 600,000 comments. Additionally, the webtoon receives global support from fans in North America, Japan, China, France, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan.
The drama production and casting have created explosive interest for the web drama. The cast is expected to maximize the charms of the original characters and impress viewers with outstanding acting skills. Imitation will focus on various groups including the top star “La Lima”, the complete idol group “SHAX”, the growing group “Tea Party”, and the passionate idol group “Sparkling”.
Excitement for the project increases as its director is Han Hyun Hee who directed Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung and Solomon’s Perjury, and its writers are Choi Sun Young and Kim Min Jung who are expected to increase the quality of the drama even further.
Jung Ji So, Minseo, and Im Na Young will play members of the growing idol group Tea Party. Ji So plays the center of the group, Maha. Maha is known for her happiness and dance skills. Ji So’s role sparks great interest as she boasted great acting in her work in Parasite.
Furthermore, Minseo who topped music charts with her debut song “YES” will play Ria, the leader and vocalist of Tea Party, while Im Na Young, former leader of I.O.I plays character Hyeonji, the visual of the group. Park Ji Yeon plays the top female soloist La Rima.
Lee Joon Young, Kang Chan Hee, Jongho, Hwi Young, Yuri, and Ahn Jung Hoon play members of the complete idol group SHAX. Lee Joon Young plays Kwon Ryoc, the center member and peak of K-pop. Ryoc has it all; talent, appearance, and beauty. Meanwhile, SF9’s Kang Chan Hee will play Eunjo, a former idol in SHAX, and a rival in good faith and best friend to Power. Chan Hee’s performance in SKY Castle delighted audiences, raising expectations for his participation in this web drama.
ATEEZ’s Jongho plays Hyuk, the maknae and all-rounder named Hyuk. Hwi Young plays SHAX’s vocalist and producer named Lee Hyun, Yuri plays their entertainment director Do Jin, and Ahn Jung Hoon plays SHAX’s leader Jae Woo.
Lastly, Lee Soo Woong and ATEEZ’s Yunho, Seonghwa, and San play members of the passionate idol group named Sparkling. Yunho plays Yujin, the shining center who hides their firmness and dedication behind a softer appearance and saccharine smile. Yunho is expected to nab audience’s hearts with his sweet charms.
Lee Soo Woong plays Hyun Oh, the former center of Sparkling. Seonghwa and San will play members Min Su and Se Young, respectively. Audiences can look forward to their charismatic acting.
Lastly, Danny Ahn plays Jihak, Tea Party’s agency CEO with many industry connections, while Shim Eun Jin plays a reporter who chases the idols’ every move.
The production crew of Imitation stated, “The meeting between the current hot rookies and the first and second-generation national idols took place. Please look forward to the synergy of the actors who will add unique characters with their own colors. We will visit the truly dramatic idol world that has never been seen before in a drama.”
Imitation will air in the first half of 2021.
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