We have more casting news for MBC’s “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju”, starring Lee Jae Yoon and Lee Sang Kyung. The network has cast a somewhat newbie actress Jo Soo Hyuang (“Who are You School 2015”) in their Wednesday/Thursday drama.
The show is based on a true story of Olympic gold medalist Jang Mi Ran, who is weightlifter. The series will be set and take place on a college campus, and will tell a story of athletes who are trying to make it in the professional arena. Jo will play Soo Bin, a rising rhythmic gymnast, and Lee Sang Kyung’s direct rival.
“Weightlifting Fairy” is written by Yang Hee Seung, who is best known for “Oh My Ghostess” and “King of High School Savvy.” The drama will premier in November after “Shopping King Louie” finises it’s run.