Kim Woo-jin, a former member of K-pop boy band Stray Kids, will lead in HBO Max’s original series “
The fantasy-romance series is about a teenage girl named Carol, played by Korean Brazilian actor Sharon Blanche, who finds a portal in a closet that leads her to Kim’s character, a grouchy K-pop idol named Kyung-min from the fictional boy group Act.
HBO Max Brazil’s official Twitter account tweeted several details last week about the upcoming series, including its cast members, plot and images from the show. The cast also includes Jin Kwon as Dae-ho, Jae Chan as Chul and Lee Min Wook as Mok, who make up the other members of the Act boy group.
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Kim’s agency 10x Entertainment tweeted a notice on Friday saying the actor is safely filming with the production team in Brazil.
“Kim Woojin is staying in Brazil safely with 10x Entertainment staff. And he is filming safely under the protection of the film production company. We would like to appreciate to the CUBS for various information [sic].”
Coinciding with the agency’s tweet, Kim posted photos on his Instagram from Brazil and uploaded a vlog Q&A for fans on his YouTube channel. In the video, Kim says the fictional boy group in the series reminds him of his debut days with Stray Kids.
Kim is expected to return to Korea in June, with the series scheduled for release next year. HBO Max also has plans to launch its platform services in South Korea later this year. In September 2020, Kim was accused online by several women of sexual harassment. Kim and 10x Entertainment denied the allegations and have ongoing investigations into the claims.