We finally have a male lead for MBC’s “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju.” Lee Jae Yoon (“Oh Hae Young Again”) will join Lee Sing Kyung in the boxing drama.
The show is based on a true story of Olympic gold medalist Jang Mi Ran, who is a legendary 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. “Weightlifting Fairy” is written by Yang Hee Seung, who is best known for “Oh My Ghostess” and “King of High School Savvy.”
“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju” will air in November after “Shopping King Louie” finishes it’s run, which also ironically stars Seo In Guk who worked with Yang Hee Seung on “High School King of Savvy.” I just love when things come full circle.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju is scheduled to premiere in November on MBC.