The fantasy Kdrama series starring Jang Ki Yong and Girl’s Day Lee Hyeri, “My Roommate Is a Gumiho,” is one of the must-watch Kdramas premiering this May. The Kdrama based on webtoon will air every Wednesday and Thursday on tvN and iQIYI. Check out some facts about the upcoming fantasy drama of Jang Ki Yong and Girl’s Day Lee Hyeri in “My Roommate Is a Gumiho,” including when and where to watch it.
7 Facts about Jang Ki Yong & Hyeri Kdrama “My Roommate is a Gumiho.”
1. First collaboration Kdrama of Jang Ki Yong and Girl’s Day Lee Hyeri.
“My Roommate is a Gumiho” is the first collaboration of Jang Ki Young and Girl’s Day Hyeri as lead characters in Korean drama. In this drama, Jang Ki Young will play a supernatural role for the first time. He will be a 999 year-old-Gumiho (nine-tailed fox) named Shin Woo Yeo. Meanwhile, Lee Hyeri will be a 22-year-old student named Lee Dam. You can anticipate their witty chemistry in this upcoming fantasy drama.
2. Kdrama based on webtoon.
The upcoming Korean drama series is based on a popular webtoon in 2017 with the same name “My Roommate is a Gumiho,” or also known as “Frightening Cohabitation” (literal title). There were many requests to turn the webtoon into onscreen.
3. iQIYI’s first original Kdrama.
“My Roommate Is a Gumiho” is the first-ever original Kdrama series with 16 episodes in total. You can watch “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” on tvN and iQIYI. Moreover, The drama will have multiple subtitles: Arabic, English, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean.
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4. Skilled production team.
Baek Sun Woo and Choi Bo Rim will pen the Kdrama series script. Previously, they penned highly popular rom-com such as “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim,” “Touch Your Heart,” “Drinking Solo.” Moreover, director Nam Sung Woo will helm the k-drama. He is famous for his work in “Kkondae Intern,” “Kill It,” and “100 Days My Prince.” He also worked with Jang Ki Yong in “Kill It” (2019).
5. Synopsis of “My Roommate is a Gumiho.”
“My Roommate is a Gumiho” is a fantasy drama that tells about a gumiho or mythological nine-tailed fox named Shin Woo-yeo, a 999-year-old gumiho (Jang Ki Yong). He is a handsome and intelligent professor who has lived quietly and has been collecting human energy in magical fox pearl to turn himself into a human.
As he was one step closer to turn himself into a human, he bumps into a female college student, Lee Dam (Hyeri), who accidentally swallows the pearl. To find a solution and keep an eye on his pearl, he suggests starting living together. Will there be a romance between humans and supernatural beings?
6. Release date & where to watch “My Roommate is a Gumiho.”
Kdrama “My Roommate is a Gumiho” will premiere on May 26 at 10:30 PM KST, and it will air every Wednesday and Thursday after tvN drama “Mouse” ends. It is also available to watch online on iQIYI.
7. Young star-studded Kdrama
Apart from Jang Ki Yong and Lee Hyeri, there will be Start-Up alumni Kang Han Na and Kim Do Wan, who will play as a couple. Moreover, Bae In Hyuk, Park Kyu Hye, Choi Woo Seong, and Weki Meki’s Kim Do Yeon joined them.
Behind The Scenes: The Script Reading “My Roommate is a Gumiho.”
After knowing some facts about the Kdrama, remember to save the date and watch “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” on tvN or iQIYI!
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