Jo Bo Ah Offered to Play Kim Soo Hyun’s First Love in New K-drama ‘Knock Off’

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Jo Bo Ah might be the next co-star of Kim Soo Hyun, as the actress is tapped to headline the upcoming K-drama “Knock Off.”

Following the huge craze created by “Queen of Tears,” which stars the South Korean heartthrob and Kim Ji Won, all eyes are on the actor’s next project and the possible leading lady he is set to work with.

Back in March, at the height of Kim Soo Hyun’s rom-com series, the actor was offered to headline “Knock Off.”

Interestingly, drama officials have selected the female lead, whom they think is best paired with the top star.

Will Jo Bo Ah Become the Next Leading Lady of Kim Soo Hyun?

In an exclusive report cited by EDaily, Jo Bo Ah has confirmed her appearance in the upcoming K-drama “Knock Off.”

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From the creators of “Song of the Bandits,” writer Han Jung Hoon and director Park Hyun Suk, the duo will be reunited to deliver a black comedy K-drama set during the turbulent era in South Korea, where the IMF crisis is at its peak.

It focuses on the activities involving the “counterfeit market” led by Kim Soo Hyun’s character.

As for Jo Bo Ah, she is set to portray Kim Soo Hyun’s first love, who works as an employee at the Department of Customs.

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With the actress’ performance in her previous dramas, she is expected to deliver another remarkable performance as Kim Soo Hyun’s love interest.

Other than the duo, veteran actor Yoo Jae Myung, who is best known for his role in “Itaewon Class,” is also selected to join the series and is positively reviewing the offer.

This marks his reunited project with writer Han Jung Hoon and director Park Hyun Suk, after appearing in “Song of the Bandits.”

Meanwhile, Kim Soo Hyun has recently garnered a lot of attention after returning to the small screen with the hit K-drama “Queen of Tears.”

Fans are expecting another back-to-back hit project starring the male top star.

As for the release of “Knock Off,” officials are currently in talks about whether the drama will be released through streaming platforms.

Jo Bo Ah Joins the Star-Studded Cast of ‘Hong Rang’

Other than the upcoming K-drama with Kim Soo Hyun, viewers will get to see more of Jo Bo Ah as the actress also headlines Hong Rang.

The historical K-drama is based on a novel of the same name that showcases the mystery and romance of Jae Yi, played by Jo Bo Ah. She was the daughter of wealthy merchants during the Joseon dynasty.

She also has a stepbrother named Hong Rang, played by Lee Jae Wook.

Ever since they were little, the siblings have developed a close bond, but not until they got separated after Hong Rang mysteriously disappeared.

Besides Lee Jae Wook and Jo Bo Ah, the “Hong Rang ” cast includes Jung Ga Ram, Park Byung Eun, Uhm Ji Won, and Kim Jae Wook.