BTS Universe inspired K-drama 'Youth': Release date, plot, cast, news, trailers and all you need to know
The BTS Universe inspired K-drama 'Youth' completed casting the seven members of the hit Korean pop boy band RM, Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook, Suga and J-Hope
A show based on BTS Universe or BU is being developed and will be inspired by the seven members of the famous Korean pop boy band BTS -- RM, Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook, Suga, and J-Hope. The show will mix fiction and facts and follow the story that army already has been following since the release of 'I Need U' by BTS on April 29, 2015. This is the first time Bangtan Universe-Certified content was first displayed.
So far, the show has not been picked up by any of the networks, however, it is expected that the show will premiere in 2021.
The show according to the production "will portray the reality of the seven boys in a real and refreshing way while also focusing on their underlying emotions. A deep understanding of the characters, acting skills, and chemistry between the actors with their roles were more important than anything else." In the statement, it was further added, "We completed the lineup with young actors and rookie actors who will maximize each character’s charm. Please look forward to the synergy between the seven boys and the actors that will complete the BTS universe story.”
Seo Ji-hoon as Kim Seok-jin (Jin)
Actor Seo Ji-hoon well-known for his roles in shows 'To All the Guys Who Loved Me', 'Meow, the Secret Boy', 'Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency' among others will play the role of Jin, whose real name is Kim Seok-jin. Seok-jin is a transfer student, who until he had joined the new school had felt trapped in the life plans set by his father, who is a member of the National Assembly.
Ro Jong-hyun as Min Yoon-gi (Suga)
Min Yoon-gi's role in the show will be played by actor Ro Jong-hyun who is popular for his shows 'Kkondae Intern', 'Life on Mars', 'He is Psychometric', 'Because This Is My First Life'. Yoon-gi lives with the rumor that he murdered his mom and set fire to his home. This has resulted in him being wary and cold on the outside, but warm on the inside. His friendship with Jung-kook and his love for the piano is what really saves him.
Ahn Ji-ho as Jung Ho-seok (J-Hope)
Ahn Ji-ho is a rookie actor who became popular for his work in 'The House of Us', 'A Boy and Sungreen', 'Inseparable Bros' and the drama 'Nobody Knows'. Ho-seok in the show is someone who was abandoned in an amusement park while he was young, but despite that, he has grown up with a positive outlook on life. He is also a dance prodigy.
Seo Young-joo as Kim Nam-joon (RM)
Seo Young-joo has been seen in shows such as 'Solomon’s Perjury', 'Girls’ Generation 1979', 'Beautiful World' and 'Nobody Knows'. A responsible student who is good at his studies, balances his life in school and his part-time jobs because of his dire circumstance and his true wish has been to lead a normal life above anything else.
Kim Yoon-woo as Park Ji-min (Jimin)
The role of Park Ji-min will be played by a debut actor Kim Yoon Woo and he will portray a boy who hides his true self behind bright smiles. He has had a traumatic upbringing and his overprotective family doesn't help especially when he struggles with identifying himself.
Jung Woo-jin as Kim Tae-hyung (V)
Jung Woo Jin, who is another debut actor will play the role of Kim Tae-hyung in the show. Tae-hyung lives with his alcoholic father and his wish is to see the father who loved him once, return to his old self. His father changed drastically after his wife had abandoned him.
Jeon Jin-seo as Jeon Jung-kook (Jungkook)
Jeon Jin Seo who had a breakthrough role in the recently popular show 'The World of the Married' will play the role of Jeon Jung-kook. Despite being Yoo-gi's savior, Jung-kook has a fair share of his own problems and the biggest one is his unstable home which causes him to continually question the purpose of his life.
As of now, it is unclear if the members themselves will appear in cameos or otherwise be a part of the show. Fans however hope that the OST for the show is by BTS.
Writer and Director:
The show is written by Kim Soo-jin and Choi Woo-joo. Soo-jin is well known for the work in popular shows 'Mad Dog', 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo', and 'The Light in Your Eyes' among others. The show will be directed by Kim Jae-hong who last worked on JTBC's show 'This is My Love'.
The show has just completed casting, so there are no teasers or trailers as of now. We will keep you posted so watch this space.
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