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Lee Joon-Gi Declines tvN's 'Link' Casting Offer + The Latest K-Drama News

by Tyler Khoo / Jan 23, 2021 02:15 AM EST
Lee Joon-Gi

Korean A-list actor Lee Joon-Gi has officially declined the casting offer for the upcoming tvN fantasy drama "Link." According to Naver, his management team has confirmed he would not appear in the K-drama. 

This actor, dancer, singer, and model rose to popularity when he played the leading role in the film "The King and the Clown" and gained recognition in the rom-com "My Girl." 

He was initially proposed to be part of the cast of "Link," a tvN K-Drama in the genre of fantasy and mystery, telling the story of a chef who sets up a restaurant in a small area where his sister went missing two decades prior. One day, the character just begins to experience various emotions. 

"Link" will be written by Kwon Ki-young, the writer who wrote "I Remember You" and "Suspicious Partner," a 2017 series that featured Ji Chang-wook. It will be directed by Noh Sang-hoon, who previously produced "I Remember You."

Earlier, Moon Ga-young and "Start-Up" actor Kim Seon-ho have been reported to be part of the upcoming K-Drama series. However, Kim Seon-ho has also reportedly declined due to schedule conflicts. 

"Link" will be launched in the first half of 2021.

In other K-Drama news, "Vincenzo" star Song Joong-ki is featured in a black-and-white teaser for the upcoming K-Drama series. 

He will be portraying the role of Vincenzo Cassano, an Italian lawyer and advisor to the mafia who hails from Korea whose workplace encounters a problem, so he finds himself returning to his country. 

Upon reaching his hometown, he will be involved with lawyer Hong Cha-young, portrayed by Jeon Yeo-bin, who is a fearless, intelligent woman who has an intern named Jang Joon-woon, played by actor Taecyeon.

This thrilling upcoming K-drama will feature these characters working together to attain their goals, taking down the show's villains. 

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