Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Young-dae to headline K-drama ‘Shooting Stars’

Published August 25, 2021, 2:27 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Young-dae (YG entertainment, Outer Korea) 

Video streaming platform iQiyi announced the cast and filming schedule for “Shooting Stars,” an original Korean drama it will produce in collaboration with Studio Dragon.

The romantic drama that will star Lee Sung-kyung of “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo” and “Dr. Romantic 2,” and Kim Young-dae of “The Penthouse: War in Life” will begin production in September.

“Shooting Stars,” an iQiyi original, will follow the recent successful partnership between iQiyi and Studio Dragon through “My Roommate is a Gumiho,” a Korean original that starred Jang Ki-yong and Lee Hyeri.

“Differentiated romantic themes continue to be deeply loved by international audiences. The global success of iQiyi’s first self-produced Korean original, ‘My Roommate is a Gumiho,’ is a testament to that. We believe ‘Shooting Stars’ will receive the same level of attention from Korean fans worldwide,” said Young Ming, iQiyi senior vice president.

Set against the backdrop of the Korean entertainment industry with true-to-life portrayals of celebrities, agents and tabloid reporters, “Shooting Stars” tells the story of a top star (Kim Young-dae) who falls in love with the head of publicity of his talent agency (Lee Sung-kyung). With Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Young-dae’s chemistry, this new on-screen couple is worth looking forward to.

According to iQiyi, “Shooting Stars” will be launched on the streaming service in 2022. The series will be available exclusively in 191 countries and regions all over the world on www.iQ.com or via the iQiyi International mobile app.