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‘Return’ Confirms to Change the Lead Actress Midway Through FiIming

Hwang Minhyun Kdrama Return
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An unusual drama that changed the lead actress midway into filming has finally taken off its veil. tvN’s new drama Return finalized its full cast – Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min, Hwang Minhyun, Shin Seung Ho, and more.

Return is a fantasy romance drama set in a country that doesn’t exist in history or on maps. It follows the protagonists whose fate has been twisted due to the soul-changing magic. Hong sisters, the writers best known for The Greatest Love, Master’s Sun, A Korean Odyssey, and Hotel Del Luna, will team up with What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim director Park Joon Hwa for the drama.

Lee Jae Wook plays Jang Wook, a noble but bad-tempered young master of the Jang Family. Having been born out of a crazy relationship that the whole country knows about, Jang Wook is a man full of anger. One day, he meets the best assassin, Moo Duk Yi, and finds what he’s destined for.

Jung So Min, replacing Park Hae Eun, takes on the role of Moo Duk Yi. Moo Duk Yi is the best assassin the country has ever seen trapped inside a weak body. She becomes Jang Wook’s attendant and secret teacher, who teaches him in a heinous way.

Hwang Min Hyun turns into Seo Yul, a genius young master of the Seo Family. Seo Yul has it all, from intellect and personality to handsome looks. And because he’s too perfect in every way, he has lost touch with reality. But he has only his eyes on this mysterious girl he meets.

Shin Seung Ho plays Go Won, the petty and grumpy crown prince. Despite his true personality, he strives to become a generous and benevolent monarch. But when Moo Duk Yi sees right through him, he only shows his true nature in front of her.

Additionally, veteran actors have joined the cast. Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Na Ra, and Jo Jae Yoon will each turn into characters that either help or conflict with the main roles.

Will Return turn out to be a drama worthy of applause despite the controversy of dropping the lead actress even after the filming had already started? We’ll have the answer when the drama premiere later this year.

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