Big Bang’s Daesung has been recently casted in upcoming musical drama, “What’s Up.”
What’s Up, is a campus drama centering around a university musical department that produced a lot of buzz because of its A-list scriptwriter, Song Ji-nah.
Part of the reason for the heightened interest in this drama is because writer Song’s last campus series, KAIST, served as a launching pad for the careers of many actors who then went on to greater fame (Chae Rim, Lee Eun-joo, Kim Min-jung, Lee Na-young, Ji Sung). Therefore, there’s anticipation to see whether the same will happen here, either with the main cast of up-and-comers (Daesung, Im Joo-hwan, Im Joo-eun) or its supporting cast of fresh faces. The drama held open auditions to cast the rest of the students in the department, and drew more than 10,000 hopefuls, of whom 10 were cast.
The drama has not yet gotten a slot on a broadcast schedule, and is currently in negotiations with the three broadcast networks. Although the producers were expecting to get an airdate toward the end of the year, they say that at the latest the drama should air early next year.