They have finally been confirmed! Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, and Lee Kwang Soo have all signed on to the already highly anticipated drama, ”It’s Okay, It’s Love“ (working title). Actor Sung Dong Il and EXO‘s D.O. were previously confirmed.
“It’s Okay, It’s Love” will be the first Korean psychiatric drama. It will portray the reality of the lives and love of modern day people who live with psychological burdens. It will attempt to give an honest and serious answer to the question, “What do you do when your heart gets a cold, or gets cancer, or gets diabetes?”
Jo In Sung will play the male lead role of Jang Jae Yeol, a mystery writer and a radio DJ who suffers from obsessive-compulsive neurosis. He will be working once again with Noh Hee Kyung, the writer and Kim Kyu Tae, the director behind “That Winter, The Wind Blows.”
Gong Hyo Jin will play the lead female character of Ji Hae Soo, a first year fellow in the psychiatric department at a university hospital. She chooses psychiatry for the appeal of not having to work overtime at night and not having to conduct any surgeries. However, her life changes after she meets Jang Jae Yeol. The last time Gong Hyo Jin worked with Noh Hee Kyung was 13 years ago.
Lee Kwang Soo takes on the role of Park Soo Kwang who has Tourette syndrome, which is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder that involve repetitive, non rhythmic movements – also known as tics . However, past research noted that individuals with the syndrome are unusually gifted on timed tests of motor coordination.
D.O. is cast in the role of Han Kang Woo, a high school student aspiring to be a best-selling writer to make his mother happy. He is also a fan of Jang Jae Yeol. Han Kang Woo is a mysterious character who will have a large influence on the development of the drama with his innocence.
“It’s Okay, It’s Love” is slated to air in July on SBS after “You’re Surrounded,” which follows “Three Days.”