Omega X bandmates Jaehan and Yechan to star in upcoming BL drama, 'Let Me Comfort The Boy'
Fans of Korean Entertainment have been finding a lot of interest in Boy Love dramas, shows that portray the story of homosexual couples. The BL drama genre is currently at its peak with ongoing shows from Thailand namely, ‘KinnPorsche: The Series’, ‘Cutiepie: The Series’ as well as Japan and more from South Korea namely, ‘Ocean Likes Me’, ‘Blueming’, ‘Semantic Error’ and many shows proving that the genre is a new hit among young fans of Asian content. From the time the BL webtoon (comic), ‘Let Me Comfort the Boy’ also known as ‘A Shoulder to Cry On’ or ‘Comfort The Boy’ was announced, a lot of fans hoped to see their favorite male actors in the lead roles.
Soon after the production of the drama, with the same name as the original Naver webtoon, announced that the BL drama will have not one but two K-pop idols in the lead role, fans started losing their calm. They started placing their bids on idols like Astro’s Cha Eunwoo, TXT’s Taehyun, Pentagon’s Hongseok, or NCT’s Jaehyun while they wondered which two lucky idols would be playing the lead roles in the upcoming BL series.
Omega X’s Jaehan and Yechan to star in a BL drama
On May 16, Spire Entertainment, the label that manages the 11-member boy group Omega X shared the news that not one but two members of the show will appear as main leads in the new BL drama, ‘Comfort The Boy’. The label reported that members Jaehan and Yechan were both casts in the web drama ‘Let Me Comfort the Boy’ which is based on the 2018 Lezhin Comics webtoon ‘Comfort the Boy’. It has been reported that the K-drama version of the BL manhwa (comic), will have a total of 12 episodes and will be released as a web series.
The show will feature Omega X’s oldest member Jaehan as well as the maknae (youngest member) of the group, Yechan in the lead roles. Jaehan will be playing Lee Da-yeol, an outsider who joins the archery club in the school where Yechan’s character Jo Tae-hyun studies. It seems like a lot more attention will be paid to the two Omega X members, Jaehan and Yechan who are going to make a comeback this June with the other nine members of the group with their second mini-album, ‘Love Me Like’. After the comeback and promotions, the web drama ‘Comfort the Boy’ will be released in September 2022 starring Omega X’s Jaehan and Yechan.
🚨NEW Korean BL Drama!— 𝗕𝗼𝘆𝘀'𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗩 (@boyslovetv) March 28, 2022
The adaptation of the manhwa #AShoulderToCryOn/ #ComfortTheBoy has been announced!
The drama will have idols as protagonists, will have 12 episodes and filming should start on May 22!#소년을위로해줘 pic.twitter.com/Ewo8fL40XI
The plot of ‘Let Me Comfort The Boy’
The webtoon ‘Comfort The Boy’ also known as 'Shoulder To Cry On' is written by Dongmul and follows the enemies-to-lovers arc. The story is about a boy, Da-yeol, who is resting in the nurse’s office one day and is alarmed by weird sounds he hears from the bed next to his. He suddenly pulls the curtain that separates the two beds and is shocked to see two boys on the bed. As the nurse gets back to the room, one of the two boys accuses Da-yeol of tackling him. With Da-yeol being punished for no fault of his own, he gets into a feud with the mysterious boy.