Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop are reborn in tvN’s Abyss
Actors Park Bo-young (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon) and Ahn Hyo-seop (Thirty But Seventeen) have confirmed casting for tvN’s upcoming fantasy drama Abyss.
The story is about a man and a woman who suddenly meet their death and are given another chance at life through soul-reviving beads in a magical abyss. By using the magic, their souls are reborn on earth, but they find themselves in completely different physical bodies.
Park Bo-young will be taking the role of Go Se-yeon. Before her death, she had an accomplished career working in the Seoul District Public Office as a prosecutor on the special investigations team. Her beauty was unrivaled in all of Korea and she was called the Wonder Woman of the legal sphere. However, everything changes when an unexpected accident results in her death. She is resurrected through the mystery of the abyss, but her face is no longer the beauty that it once was and she finds herself working as a lawyer at a private law firm.
Ahn Hyo-seop’s character is named Cha Min. In his prior life, he was heir to the number one cosmetics company in South Korea. Highly intelligent, he was always at the top of his class all throughout school. He wasn’t just smart and wealthy, he was kind and humble too — aware of his privileged station in life, he always tried to help those who were less fortunate. However, his one insecurity was his physical appearance. After his sudden death, Cha is given the opportunity to return to the mortal world and he accepts. He then resurrects as an office manager at a law firm, but is also gifted with flower-boy good looks.
Writing for Abyss will be done by Moon Soo-yeon and directing will be done by PD Yoo Je-won. PD Yoo will be reuniting with Park Bo-young on this new drama as he worked with her previously on Oh My Ghostess almost four years ago.
I’m excited to see Park Bo-young back in another drama! She’s always so great at making her characters lovable and relatable, even when not realistic, and her acting is top-notch. I was hoping for a different actor to be cast because I think Ahn Hyo-seop is still a bit green. However, he has steadily been building experience and I still found him to be likable in everything I’ve seen him in thus far. Here’s hoping this is a good one!
tvN’s Abyss is currently being planned to air in the first half of 2019.