The two Hallyu stars are teaming up for KakaoTV’s upcoming original drama, City Couple’s Way of Love, as confirmed on Monday, September 21. According to Soompi.com, it tells the story of “the realistic dating lives of young people fighting to survive in a hectic city.” The short-form drama will reportedly have multiple seasons, the first of which is said to be titled “My Lovable Camera Thief.”
Ji Chang Wook is set to play the role of Park Chae Won, an architect who loves the city dearly. He encounters a “camera thief” one summer night and steals his heart before disappearing, and he’s been unable to forget her since.
On the other hand, his leading lady Kim Ji Won will take on the role of Lee Eun Oh, “a freelance marketer who spontaneously decides to adopt a false identity in an unfamiliar place.” She eventually falls in love with Park Chae Won under the guise of the free-spirited Yoon Sun Ah.
Slated for release towards the end of 2020, City Couple’s Way of Love will consist of 30-minute episodes. It will be directed by It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’s Park Shin Woo, and will be co-written by Jung Hyun Jung of I Need Romance and Romance Is a Bonus Book.
Expressing his excitement over the new project, Ji Chang Wook says, “Because this is a drama by writer Jung Hyun Jung and director Park Shin Woo, both of whom I really wanted to work with, I’m delighted and excited to be preparing [for filming].”
Kim Ji Won has echoed the same enthusiasm for the upcoming drama: “I’m excited to be working together with such a great director, writer, and cast. I’m working hard to prepare so that I can show you a new side of myself through the character of Lee Eun Oh,” she says in her statement. “In this difficult time, I hope that I’ll be able to provide even the smallest bit of joy.”
Ji Chang Wook is famous for starring in dramas such as Empress Ki (2013), Healer (2014), The K2 (2016), Suspicious Partner (2017), and most recently Backstreet Rookie (2020). Meanwhile, Kim Ji Won is most notably known for her roles in Descendants of the Sun (2016), Fight for My Way (2017), and Arthdal Chronicles (2019).