Finally! The casting for SBS upcoming Wednesday & Thursday drama You’re Surrounded has been quite crazy with statements from multiple sources that Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won have been cast in this drama. However, shortly after these casting confirmation news were released, HB Entertainment always replied that the casting has not yet been confirmed, both of them are in the final stages of negotiations. I was initially excited with this ‘dream casting’ but disappointed soon afterwards. So I learned my lesson and waited until the production company released the “official” statement.
Lee Seung Gi has been attached to this drama since late last year, precisely since the morning of MBC Drama Awards 2013. No idea why the casting took so long to be confirmed, maybe because Cha Seung Won and Lee Seung Gi who undoubtedly are the lead actors – negotiated so both of them will have equal footing in this drama. I love both actors, so I’m very excited to see them working together as Head Detective & Detective (Cop).
As of now, Go Ara’s casting is still being finalized. If she’s cast, she will play the heroine Eo Soo Sun – the only female police. She has many different part time jobs, tenaciously applies to the police force 5 times before finally being accepted as a rookie cop. She is very straight-forward and has positive attitude towards life.
Lee Seung Gi will play Eun Dae Gu who has an IQ of 150. Cha Seung Won will play as Head Detective Seo Pan Seok – he’s looking after Eun Dae Gun and the other rookie cops in Powerful Team 2 at Gangnam Police Station. Eun Dae Gu has a painful family history and is blunt. He doesn’t hesitate to curse anyone. ^-^ Temperamental Seo Pan Seok will help the rookie cops who initially don’t have any passion to their jobs – to grow and become the best police cops they can possibly be.
You’re Surrounded is written by Lee Jung Sun (Ojakgyo Brothers, Surgeon Bong Dal Hee) and directed by one of my favorite PD Yoo In Sik (Incarnation of Money, History of the Salaryman, Giant). So far, we still don’t know the genre of this drama – will it be a melodrama (?), rom-com (?), thriller? No idea. Looking back to writer Lee previous works, I think this drama will be a heartwarming drama. Hopefully we’ll get to see the lazy rookie cops grow up to protect the citizens. Plenty of bromance all around and beautiful love story between Eun Dae Gu & Eo Soo Sun.
Filming will begin as soon as the casting is finalized. You’re Surrounded will start in late April / early May, it follows Three Days.
Go Ara’s casting is now finalized. She’s confirmed to join You’re Surrounded as Detective Eo Soo Sun. Dream cast – good looking cast – can’t wait for the rest of the casts to be announced. =)