It's official, our fellow My Love from the Star fanatics: Kim Soo Hyun is making his grand re-entrance into the small screen scene after a five-year hiatus! Thes best part? It's been confirmed that it's coming to Netflix!
On February 7, tvN announced that the actor would be starring in its upcoming K-drama, It's Okay to Not Be Okay. Though he's made memorable, short-but-sweet cameo appearances in the IU-helmed Hotel Del Luna and current Netflix favorite Crash Landing on You since his military discharge last July, this new project will mark his first starring role in a drama since his adorably clumsy lead in 2015's The Producers.
We cannot wait. To bide the time, here's everything we know so far about It's Okay to Not Be Okay:
1. It's going to be a love story.
tvN has described it as “healing romance that resembles a storybook fantasy.” We're already feeling giddy. It'll center on the story of a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who doesn’t have time for personal affairs and a storybook writer who has never known love due to a birth defect. They meet, and sparks fly.
2. Soo Hyun's character is named Moon Kang Tae.
Our guy is set to star as community health worker Moon Kang Tae, who was orphaned as a child and had to become the family breadwinner at a young age. According to Soompi, "He has spent his entire life looking after his older brother, who is on the autism spectrum, and he is focused on making it through each month by earning enough money to put food on their table and a roof over their heads. Exhausted by the day-to-day stress of his circumstances, he doesn’t have any grand dreams or much hope that his life will improve in the future."
3. Actress Seo Ye Ji will be his leading lady!
It was previously confirmed that Seo Ye Ji—who played Princess Sook Myung in the star-studded period series Hwarang—will headline It's Okay to Not Be Okay alongside Soo Hyun. She'll play the role of Go Moon-young, a children’s book writer who is clueless about love.
4. It's scheduled to air in June 2020.
That means filming's about to begin, right? We've never been this impatient for anything.