iQiyi, the global streaming leader of Asian entertainment, announces the cast and production schedule of “Shooting Stars,” an original Korean drama produced in collaboration with Studio Dragon. The romantic drama series stars Lee Sung-kyung (“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo,” “Dr. Romantic 2”), and Kim Young-dae (“The Penthouse: War in Life”).
An iQiyi original co-produced with Studio Dragon, “Shooting Stars” will begin production in September. Its announcement follows the recent successful partnership of two of the industry’s heavyweights for the streamer’s first Korean Original, “My Roommate is a Gumiho,” which was also a romance series.
“Differentiated romantic themes continue to be deeply loved by international audiences. The global success of iQiyi’s first self-produced Korean original, ‘My Roommate is a Gumiho,’ is a testament to that. We believe ‘Shooting Stars will’ receive the same level of attention from Korean fans worldwide,” said Young Ming, Senior Vice President of iQiyi.
Set against the backdrop of the Korean entertainment industry with true-to-life portrayals of celebrities, agents, and tabloid reporters, “Shooting Stars” tells the story where a top star (Kim Young-dae) falls in love with the head of publicity of his talent agency (Lee Sung-kyoung). With Lee Sung-kyoung and Kim Young-dae’s chemistry, this new on-screen couple is worth looking forward to.
iQiyi Original “Shooting Stars” will be launched on the streaming service in 2022. The series will be available exclusively in 191 countries and regions all over the world on www.iQ.com or via the iQiyi International mobile app.