Bae Suzy and Yang Se-jong are reportedly co-starring in Netflix’s “The Girl Downstairs,” an upcoming K-drama based on the webtoon of the same name.
The two were spotted filming in South Korea over the weekend by local media outlet Joy News, which also confirmed the casting last month.
The Naver webtoon, which was created by Min Song-ah and is also known as “Lee Doona!”, centers around a former K-pop idol, Lee Doo-na (Bae), who retires from the cutthroat industry in order to pursue her studies. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lee winds up living under the same roof as ordinary college student Lee Won Jun (Yang), and it isn’t long until the two start to develop feelings for one another. Netflix has not revealed whether the adaptation will follow the original storyline.
“The Girl Downstairs,” a working title, is reportedly being directed by Lee Jeong-hyo, who is credited with directing other famous titles such as “Crash Landing on You,” “Romance is a Bonus Book” and the Korean version of “Criminal Minds.”
Bae Suzy, a former K-pop star of the JYP Entertainment group Miss A which officially disbanded in 2017, made her acting debut in the 2011 hit K-drama “Dream High.” Her most recent project, the psychological thriller series “Anna,” wrapped up last month. In February, Bae also made her music comeback after four years with the release of her single “Satellite.”
The upcoming drama will be Yang’s return to acting since finishing his mandatory military service last November. His other notable works include “Temperature of Love” and “Thirty but Seventeen.”
Netflix has not yet confirmed a release date.