Nam Yoon-Su (The King’s Affection) has been cast as the male lead in Today’s Webtoon, a new drama set to air on SBS in 2022. Nam Yoon-Su will co-star in the drama with Kim Sejeong, who plays the female lead.
Today’s Webtoon tells the story of On Ma Eum (Kim Sejeong), a female judo athlete who has to give up her sports career due to an injury and takes a job in the webtoon editorial department. She has a hard time getting along with her coworkers and clients as she grows as a professional webtoon editor.
Nam Yoon-Su will play a sales department employee who reflects on himself while watching the female lead take on the challenge with all her heart and sincerity. He and the female lead work hard at their jobs and become friends who help each other.
The drama Today’s Webtoon is a remake of the Japanese drama Sleepeeer Hit! (2016). The comedy and solid storyline of the drama Sleepeeer Hit! drew a lot of attention. In the original manga, Nam Yoon-Su’s role was named Jun Koizumi, and was played by Kentarô Sakaguchi in the Japanese drama Sleepeeer Hit!.
In the 2022 remake, Korean cultural elements such as the editorial staff and a competitive environment are expected to be added to the drama.