Charismatic Korean singer and actor Park Ji Hoon is ready to return to the small screen. A representative from his agency, Maroo Entertainment, announced on February 16, 2022, that Park Ji Hoon had been cast as the main lead in the television adaptation of the webtoon called “Weak Hero.” This original drama series from Wavve is set to release in the second half of this year. “Weak Hero” is a 2018 Naver original webtoon by a writer whose nickname is SEOPASS, and art is by Kim Jin Seok. The genre of the webtoon is ‘iljinmul’ or ‘school violence/action’. Park Ji Hoon will show another side of him as an actor in this series.
The drama will be directed by Yoo Su Min. They will also write the script for the drama. Park Ji Hoon will play the role of Yeon Si Eun, a model student whose grades are among the top 1% in school. It will oppose and fight against the many incidents of violence that occur inside and outside the school premises. The series will be a coming-of-age drama. Yeon Si Eun is physically weak but will use her intelligence, brains, and understanding of human psychology to win against the Jungle School bullies. The series will be different from the usual school genre TV shows as promised by the makers.
Park Ji Hoon Confirmed As Lead Of “Weak Hero”
The main character (Yeon Si Eun) of ‘Weak Hero’, supposedly played by Park Ji Hoon, is just 1.75 meters tall, so weak that he compares himself “to a walking skeleton”. He is a diligent and hardworking student who is very responsible for the instructions his teachers give him. He feels a void in his life because he has no purpose, but the void is filled by befriending Ahn Su Ho, another weak-looking model student who is described as very attractive. He is mockingly nicknamed ‘Tape Man’ who is being bullied, and at the start of the webtoon he is said to have fallen off a six-story building as the bullies just stared at him and didn’t did not try to save him.
This story is Yeon Si Eun’s main driving force as he tries to avenge the bullies using his mind. The other characters in the webtoon are Park Hu Min, the strongest guy in school who is described as deeply passionate but also quickly angry. He is the undisputed leader of his class. Go Hyun Tak is another webtoon character, and he is said to be Park Hu Min’s “pocket dog”. Additionally, the webtoon also has a website-related aspect called “Shuttle Patch,” where students are ranked. As the release date for the TV series approaches, it will be exciting to see which actors are chosen to star in these roles.
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More about Park Ji Hoon
Park Ji Hoon entered the public consciousness as one of the contestants of the famous 2017 MNET survival show Produce 101 Season 2. He quickly made his way into the hearts of the public with his singing voice, cute visuals and by creating adorable slogans. like “I will save you in my heart!” He finished second on the show, which confirmed his debut in boy group Wanna One. After their disbandment, Park Ji Hoon released several EPs as a solo artist under Maroo Ent. Park Ji Hoon was also a child actor, making his debut in the 2016 MBC series Jumong. Recently, he received critical acclaim and also loved by audiences for his acting roles in “At a Distance, Spring is Green” (2021), “Love Revolution” (2020) and “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency ” (2019). You can follow him on Instagram for his latest updates.
K-Drama “Weak Hero” Release Date
The drama adaptation of “Weak Hero” is slated for release in the second half of 2022. In the meantime, read the webtoon here.
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