EXO’s Sehun is confirmed to star in a male lead role for a brand new TVING K-drama series centered around a high school romance. The opportunity is Sehun’s first-ever lead role since his debut in the acting industry.
Oh Se-hun, popularly known as Sehun, is part of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO. Apart from being the group's rapper, the idol has also cemented himself as a model, dancer, and actor.
EXO’s Sehun to cast in K-drama Love, Hara High School
According to various K-media outlets, on March 24, Sehun was offered a male lead role in the TVING original series Love, Hara High School.
In response to the reports, the K-pop idol’s agency, SM Entertainment, confirmed the news that Sehun will be starring as the main character Go Yoo in TVING’s original drama Love, Hara High School.
The new series narrates the story of a solid friendship and genuine love of 18-year-old students who cannot give up on love and friendship. The K-drama series deals with the scientific subject of cellular memory, which theorizes that memory is transferred to organ transplant recipients.
Sehun will play the leading male role of Go Yoo, an 18-year-old student in his second year at Hara High School. Go Yoo grows in height each day and is often praised as a genius in basketball, which he began playing in order to grow taller. He’s a charming student who manages to perform well in school despite not studying.
Go Yoo has no time for anything or anyone, but things take a turn after donating his kidney to his friend Joon-hee. Owing to the possibility of cellular memory after organ donation, things get heated in a love triangle as both fall for the same girl named So-yeon.
Love, Hara High School is written by scriptwriter Kang Bo-ra and will be helmed by director Kim Jin-sung. The filming of the series will begin in April and is set to air this year. Further details about the K-drama series are yet to be announced.
Sehun's new K-drama role sends fans into a frenzy
Soon after the announcement, fans took to Twitter to express their excitement about Sehun’s new role in the upcoming K-drama series. They were also proud of the K-pop idol snagging the lead role of an energetic high school boy and are looking forward to seeing him in the romance series.
Sehun previously starred in EXO Next Door in 2015 and Dokgo Rewind in 2018. The K-pop idol recently starred in SBS’s romance drama series Now, We Are Breaking Up, which received an 83% viewership rating according to Google. His new venture as a male lead has certainly raised anticipation for his new transformation.