“Let Me Be Your Knight” will premier this Sunday on SBS, depicting a romance between a preferred idol singer affected by sleepwalking and a live-in physician who has to treatment his situation secretly.
Former and energetic K-pop singers participate within the 12-episode drama, with Lee Jun-young, a former member of boy band U-Kiss, enjoying Yoon Tae-in who’s the chief of the fictional band Luna, and Kim Jong-hyun of NU’EST and Kim Dong-hyun of AB6IX portraying the band’s different members.
Cable channel JTBC will air “Idol: The Coup” from Monday, that includes an unpopular idol woman group’s final probability earlier than disbandment.
Ahn Hee-yeon, often known as Hani of K-pop woman group EXID, takes the lead function within the struggling band, Cotton Candy, together with Ahn Sol-bin from Laboum and Chu So-jung from WJSN.
Both sequence are apparently concentrating on K-pop followers at house and overseas as seen from varied efforts by their producers to create an early buzz on social media and broaden the attain of the dramas.
On official social media accounts of Luna from “Let Me Be Your Knight,” pictures and video clips of members’ observe periods and the group’s schedule for TV appearances and fan meetups have been posted.
Members of Cotton Candy from “Idol: The Coup” have additionally shared their every day schedule of practices on social media even earlier than the official premier.
To meet the rising abroad demand for K-pop-themed TV sequence, SBS made “Let Me Be Your Knight” out there on overseas streaming platforms, like iQIYI International and Viki in Asia, North America, Europe and Australia.
However, skepticism stays over the way forward for the 2 upcoming sequence as earlier TV sequence that includes the pop music business and starring former K-pop singers have didn’t make their presence felt within the South Korean leisure scene as a result of a formulaic storyline and poorer-than-expected efficiency by singer-turned-actors.
Starring Jung Ji-so, finest recognized for her function in “Parasite” (2019), “Imitation,” a drama sequence which aired in May on KBS, featured a romance between two K-pop group members however posted 0.4 p.c in nationwide viewership. (Yonhap)