JTBC on Thursday announced the upcoming series on Facebook along with photos of Park Bo-gum and Kim So-hyun. International entertainment media sites, including Soompi, translated the drama’s title as “Good Boy.”
Park Bo-gum and Kim So-hyun as gold medalists
The action-comedy drama “Good Boy,” expected to air on JTBC later this year, is about a group of medalists who became police officers.
Park Bo-gum will play the role of Yoon Dong-ju, an Olympic boxing gold medalist who gets recruited into the police force. In his new life, he finds his fighter’s instinct again while battles injustice.
Meanwhile, Kim So-hyun will be Ji Han-na, an Olympic shooting goddess known for her beauty. A shocking incident forces her to leave shooting and become a police officer. While she looks calm and silent, she is honest and straightforward when it comes to love and work.
Lee Dae Il of “Chief of Staff” and “Life on Mars” will be the writer of “Good Boy.” Shim Na-yeon of “Beyond Evil” and “The Good Bad Mother” will direct the drama.
“Please look forward to the synergy between actors Park Bo-gum and Kim So-hyun, who will show the stories of fighting heroes in a more authentic way,” the drama’s production team was quoted as saying in a Naver entertainment report.
Park Bo-gum was last seen in the reality show “Young Actor’s Retreat” in 2022. Before that, he starred as a human clone in the 2021 sci-fi film “Seobok.” This movie with Gong Yoo was released while Park Bo-gum was in the military. Before his enlistment, he appeared opposite Park So-dam in the 2020 coming-of-age drama “Record of Youth.”
His fans have also been anticipating the release of “You Have Done Well,” his drama with IU. They have also been waiting for the sci-fi fantasy movie “Wonderland,” which also stars Bae Suzy and Choi Woo-shik.
‘Nation’s Little Brother’ and ‘Nation’s Little Sister’
Park Bo-gum rose to popularity in the classic K-dramas “Reply 1988” and “Love in the Moonlight.” His role as a genius Go player Choi Taek in “Reply 1988” made him the “Nation’s Little Brother” in Korea. On the other hand, his portrayal of Crown Prince Hyom-yeong in “Love in the Moonlight” earned him the moniker “Nation’s Crown Prince.”
For her part, Kim So-hyun starred last year in mystery rom-com “My Lovely Liar” (2023) with Hwang Min-hyun. Before that, she played the role of Princess Pyeonggang in “River Where the Moon Rises” with Na In-woo. She will also be in the upcoming K-drama “Is It Fate” with Chae Jong-hyeop.
Kim So-hyun started his career as a child actress. She gained attention for her role in “Moon Embracing the Sun,” where she appeared with then fellow child actress Kim Yoo-jung. Nicknames given to Kim Soo-hyun by Korean media included “Nation’s Little Sister, “Queen of Child Actresses,” “Sageuk Goddess,” and “Nation’s First Love.”