TVING’s original series, “A Week Before I Die,” has introduced its cast lineup for the upcoming fantasy melodrama.
The story revolves around Kim Ram Woo (played by Gong Myung), appearing as the Grim Reaper in front of his childhood friend, Jung Hee Wan (portrayed by Kim Min Ha), who is leading a monotonous life at the age of 24, just a week before her demise.
Jung Hee Wan and Kim Ram Woo embark on a journey to fulfill Hee Wan’s bucket list, unravel hidden truths, and explore the essence of life. Their friendship traces back to an April Fools’ Day prank where they amusingly swapped names.
Jung Gun Joo, known for his roles in “Extraordinary You” and “The Secret Romantic Guesthouse,” takes on the character of Lee Hong Seok, Kim Ram Woo’s close friend and an enthusiastic high school student. Oh Woo Ri, a rookie actress, joins the cast as Yoon Tae Kyung, the lively best friend of Jung Hee Wan.
In the role of Jung Il Beom, Hee Wan’s father managing a small restaurant and raising his two daughters independently, veteran actor Ko Chang Seok has been cast. The character of Kim Ram Woo’s mother, Kim Jung Sook, who sacrificed her passion for art for her son’s sake, will be portrayed by acclaimed actress Seo Young Hee.
“A Week Before I Die” marks CJ ENM’s film business division’s first OTT series, planned and produced exclusively for TVING. Directed by Roh Deok, known for previous works like “Glitch,” and with director Choi Ha Na at the helm, the series boasts a screenplay by writers Song Hyun Joo and Jang In Jeong.
Scheduled for release in 2025, “A Week Before I Die” promises a unique blend of fantasy and romance for viewers to anticipate.