Yoo Yeon Seok is in talk to be the male lead in an upcoming SBS revenge melodrama titled ‘Deal’. A possible comeback to dramaland for Yoo Yeon Seok?
KingKong Entertainment, Yoo Yeon Seok’s agency, confirms that the actor has only received the casting offer and is currently reviewing the script. KKE added that nothing has been decided, refuting various news that claim Yoo Yeon Seok already sealed the deal to play in ‘Deal’ and was preparing for filming. If Yoo Yeon Seok signs on, it will be his drama comeback after a year of absence from small-screen. His last drama “Warm and Cozy” aired in May-July last year.
‘Deal’ will be penned by writer Choi Ho Chul who also wrote KBS’s ‘Secret’ and SBS’s ‘Mask’ and is said to be the male version of ‘Mask’ (except ‘Mask’ wasn’t about revenge. ‘Deal’ deals (pun intended) with a man who lead a happy life despite having very in little in life until the death of his beloved brother made him to vow for revenge. To accomplish his mission, he will try to enter a chaebol family that kills his sibling. No melodrama will ever be completed without romance that tucks your heart, so does ‘Deal’. It is said that the man will cross path with a woman who has everything but isn’t happy. Their love story will go beyond the class divide and shows what true love is.
Yoo Yeon Seok said in his past interviews about how much he wanted to do an action or noir project. This drama might be slightly off from what he wanted but trust Yoo Yeon Seok to breathing life into dark melo character because that’s just his forte. He is known recently with his sweet and caring image, all thanks to ‘Reply 1994’, ‘Mood of the Day’, ‘Beauty Inside’, ‘Youth Over Flowers’ and ‘WeKid’. But if you carefully follow his repertoire, you’ll find him more in dark psychopathic roles such as ‘Royal Tailor’, ‘Perfect Proposal’, ‘Horror Stories’, and ‘Werewolf Boy’.
‘Deal’ is scheduled to start airing after drama ‘Entertainer’ on 15 June 2016 on SBS’s Wednesday – Thursday 10 PM drama slot.