All You Need To Know About Hwang In Yeop’s New K-Drama ‘Family by Choice’

Look forward to this coming-of-age series

K-drama and C-drama fans, this one’s a heart-fluttering treat for you! Hwang In Yeop, Jung Chaeyeon, and Bae Hyun Sung will star in Family by Choice, the highly anticipated Korean remake of the famous Chinese drama Go Ahead. Here’s everything we know about the drama’s star-studded cast, release date, and more.  

A ‘visual’ pairing: Catch Hwang In Yeop and I.O.I’s Jung Chaeyeon in this drama

Hwang In Yeop and Jung Chae Yeon

Left - ‘True Beauty’ star Hwang In Yeop. (Photo from: @hi_high_hiy). Right - Former  I.O.I project girl group member Jung Chae Yeon. (Photo from: @j_chaeyeoni)

Family by Choice cast and plot

This highly-anticipated, coming-of-age K-drama follows the story of three childhood friends, Kim Sanha (played by Hwang In Yeop), Yoon Joo Won (played by Jung Chaeyeon), and Kang Hae Joon (by Bae Hyun Sung), who grew up together as siblings but are not related by blood.

The drama’s compelling storyline will revolve around the ups and downs that they face during their teenage lives. While the three rely on each other, they find themselves parting ways; only to reunite after 10 years. This series will also highlight the beautiful bonds formed between the three characters as they strive to defy life setbacks and break traditional family stigmas.

Hwang In Yeop’s character Kim Sanha is a model high school student who exudes a mysterious aura. We will see the actor take on a high school role yet again just like in True Beauty. However, the role promises to present him as a more mature and complex character.

Meanwhile, former I.O.I member Jung Chae Yeon will play the role of an optimistic teenager Yoon Joo Won who is expected to be Kim Sanha’s love interest. The third lead, Bae Hyun Sung (Love Playlist) will portray Kang Hae Joon, a charming teenager with a strong personality. Will we expect to see a love triangle between these three? 

Bae Hyun Sung, Jung Chaeyeon, and Hwang In Yeop in ‘Family by Choice’

Check out this new still of Bae Hyun Sung, Jung Chaeyeon, and Hwang In Yeop in ‘Family by Choice’. (Photo from: Viu Singapore)

The stellar cast will be joined by talented actors Choi Won Young and Choi Moo Sung, both seen playing the charming guy and policeman roles respectively in the new teaser photos from Viu. 

Choi Won Young and Choi Moo Sung in Family by Choice

Choi Won Young and Choi Moo Sung in ‘Family by Choice’. (Photos from: Viu Singapore)

Get to know the popular C-drama Go Ahead

'Go Ahead' stars Song Weilong, Tang Songyun, and Steven Zhang

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Before Family by Choice, the popular original Chinese drama Go Ahead paved the way for this Korean remake. Written in the same plot, this C-drama also stars prominent C-actors like Tang Songyun, Song Weilong, and Steven Zhang. While waiting for the K-remake, you can watch this series first on Netflix and Viu. The series aired in 2020 and has 40 episodes.   

Family by Choice release date and where to watch it in Singapore

The upcoming drama is set to be released in the second half of 2024 on Viu. Stay tuned for more updates on the official trailer, streaming details, and release date in Singapore. 

(Cover photos from: @hi_high_hiy and Viu Singapore)

This article was first published on 15 May 2024. Last updated: 28 May 2024.

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