It’s almost been two years since the queen of K-drama, Song Hye-kyo, has graced the screen with her presence. Fans have eagerly awaited her return to TV, and this November, the long absence will finally come to an end.
Fans are eagerly anticipating Song Hye-kyo’s return to the screen. Photo: @sbsdrama.official/Instagram
The 39-year-old actress will be taking on a lead role in SBS’ upcoming series Now, We Are Breaking Up alongside Jang Ki-yong from My Roommate is a Gumiho.
Here’s everything we know about the highly-anticipated K-drama series:
The series follows a romance between contrasting leads
Now, We Are Breaking Up is a new K-drama that centres on the romance between a fashion manager and a photographer. Photo: @sbsdrama.official/Instagram
According to the show’s preview, the drama will follow the story of Ha Young-eun (played by Song), a hard working team manager at a fashion label, and Yoon Jae-guk (played by Jang), a talented freelance photographer
The two characters will have different personalities: Ha is an intelligent realist, while Yoon is cautious and less passionate about love.
Fans have already praised the stars of the show for their acting skills after watching the two video teasers posted for the show.
A shot of the pair looking passionately at each other while sharing an umbrella under the rain in the teaser went viral recently.
A love story told in reverse?
Fans believe that upcoming K-drama Now, We Are Breaking Up is a love story in reverse. Photo: @sbsdrama.official/Instagram
A teaser poster featuring a burning photograph of Young-eun with the phrase “our love is in progress” has led fans to believe that the show will discuss how break-ups are not a goodbye, but just another part of the process of loving someone.
Soompi revealed that, unlike other Korean dramas that follow the process of falling in love, making memories and breaking up, this show will discuss relationships in the reverse order: first focusing on a break-up, then moving backwards toward the early days of a relationship.
The show has a star-studded cast and crew
Song Hye-kyo, Jang Ki-yong, Choi Hee-seo and Kim Joo-hun will star in SBS’s romance drama series Now, We’re Breaking Up. Photo: Handout
Apart from the two main leads, the show also has a star-studded cast and crew. Choi Hee-seo, who was a main lead in Mistress, plays the extravagant but lonely Hwang Chi-sook, while Kim Joo-hun of Start Up will appear as Seok Do-hoon, the CEO of a PR company.
Exo member Sehun will also star in the drama. Photo: @oohsehun/Instagram
Exo’s Oh Se-hun, also known by his stage name Sehun, will make an appearance as Hwang Chi-hyung, the son of the fashion company’s CEO. This will be the idol’s first full-time role in a K-drama, and many fans are looking forward the K-pop star’s role in the show.
Behind the show is director Lee Gil-bok, who has worked on many hit mega-series such as My Love From the Star, Vagabond, and Dr. Romantic. Alongside him is screenwriter Je-in, who was behind the suspense romance Misty.
It’s Jang Ki-yong’s last drama before his military enlistment
Filming finished early for Jang Ki-yong’s enlistment. Photo: @juanxkui/Instagram
Jang plays the lead role of the photographer in the series. While the drama will launch in November, filming wrapped up early to make way for Jang’s mandatory military service in August. Even the press conference for the drama was reportedly pre-recorded in advance so that the star could be present, according to Soompi.
The cast sent Jang Ki-yong off after filming. Photo: @lunadelizia/Instagram
To wish him luck for his military duties, the cast members of the show posted a photo of themselves together with the message “Ki-yong, we love you!”Internet Explorer Channel Network