SHINee Onew 'booked and busy' with drama, SM collab and variety show 'Military Idol'
With Taemin in the military, Key’s solo album and Minho’s radio show, fans were wondering what the leader of SHINee was up to. Following the second-gen group’s first comeback in years, we had Onew landing one of the major roles in the musical ‘Midnight Sun’ alongside idols like GOT7’s Youngjae, DAY6’s Wonpil, NU’EST’s Baekho, and Lovelyz’s Kei. A couple of months later, he was also roped in as the main cast in the new variety show ‘Sea of Hope’.
Fans loved the concept of ‘Sea of Hope’. Alongside cast members like AKMU’s Lee Soohyun and ‘Goblin’ co-stars Lee Dong-wook and Kim Go-eun, we had Onew multitasking as a baker and a singer as musical guests performed at a sea-side bar while the cast members interviewed them and made beach-themes delicacies. With ‘Sea of Hope’ ending, we now have Onew in variety shows like ‘March of the Ants’ and ‘Military Idol’ proving his skills as an entertainer.
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Onew’s new variety show ‘Military Idol’
It was reported on December 1 that Onew had landed his next variety show. SHINee’s leader has been cast as a regular in SM C&C Studio’s ‘Military Idol’. It also stars Highlight’s Lee Gikwang and comedian Lee Jin-ho. The three cast members are set to go camping in Gangwon-do, which is known for its military bases as well as camping spots. ‘Military Idol’ is a travel diary for the three cast members to reminisce about their time in the military and recount memorable tales. The show is set to air every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting from December 6 at 11 am KST (December 5 at 9 pm ET) on SM C&C Studio’s YouTube and their Naver V app.
SM Station collab
On top of it, it looks like the SHINee star is booked and busy because Onew is also set to release new music. On the same day the ‘Military Idol’ show was announced, SM revealed that for their latest SM Station project, Onew is going to release the collaborative track ‘Way’ with soloist Punch. Known as the ‘OST queen’, Punch has sung several iconic OSTs for K-dramas like ‘Goblin’, ‘Hotel Del Luna’ and ‘Descendants of the Sun’ which also starred Onew. ‘Way’ featuring Onew and Punch will be released on December 6 at 6 pm KST (4 am ET).
We also have actor Onew returning after his stint on the popular 2016 K-drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’. December 1 seems to be a good day for Shawols (SHINee’s fandom) because there are reports that Onew has been cast in a new series. The web-drama ‘4:44 Seconds’ is an 8-episode horror series about supernatural events happening in an apartment. Produced by Lotte Entertainment, the show is set to begin filming in December. Along with Onew, we also have Infinite’s Sungyeol, ex-GFriend leader Sowon aka Kim So-jung, ex-Lovelyz member Jiae and Viini of former boy group JBJ.
Excited fans are trending Onew and his real name Jinki as they made tweets like, “Really Lee Jinki onew is booked and busy,” “Shawols are worried they’re gonna jinki-bogoshipda so bad aftr the show ended but at the same time thre is news abt new show haaa it rlly happened two times In 2021, Onew variety king is BACK BACK BACK!” and “LEE JINKI IS REALLY WORKING SO HARD IM SO PROUD OF HIM.”
Really Lee Jinki onew is booked and busy 🥺🥺🥺👏👏👏👏👏👏👏— 12/06 Ray || ☁️말랑카우 두부진기☁️ (@JinkiWaistPls) December 1, 2021
-Song collaboration with PUNCH next Monday
-new variety next Monday
-shooting for a horror series soon pic.twitter.com/7FWh35Nu8u
Shawols are worried they’re gonna jinki-bogoshipda so bad aftr the show ended but at the same time thre is news abt new show haaa it rlly happened two times 😆 In 2021, Onew variety king is BACK BACK BACK!— kara (@jipangki) December 1, 2021
SoH: 29 June - 14 Sept
MOTA: 14 Sept - 30 Nov
Gunpidol Camp: 6 Dec - end pic.twitter.com/mAXpcBHsK1
so in December we have~— 찡구 (@AreyouMTTM) December 1, 2021
• Jinki’s birthday!!
• Jinki’s SM STATION “WAY”!!
• Jinki in SM C&C (new variety show)!!
• actor Jinki in “4:44 seconds” will begin filming!!
LEE JINKI IS REALLY WORKING SO HARD IM SO PROUD OF HIM😭😭😭♥️♥️♥️
JINKI ACTING? JINKI TV SHOW? JINKI SM STATION? JINKI BIRTHDAY???? pic.twitter.com/JT7trCKkze— B A D. L O V E . ᴷᵏᵇ² (@RealUnkle1932) December 1, 2021
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