With plans of another Reply series underway, the role of the female lead has been confirmed to be taken by the one and only Hyeri of Girl’s Day!
On March 25th, broadcasting officials said, “Hyeri has decided to appear in the popular tvN drama series ‘Reply 1988.’ After having had a recent of meetings with the producer, she is planning to take the role of female lead.”
Past series of Reply — Reply 1997 in 2012 and Reply 1994 in 2013 — have been extremely well-received and loved vy viewers, and have boosted the popularity of various actors, including singer Seo In Guk, TINY-G‘s Dohee, Apink‘s Jung Eunji, Jung Woo, Go Ara, Yoo Yeon Suk, Son Ho Jun, and many more. After nearing two years since the last series, many have rejoiced at the news of another sequel was in the works.
However, unlike the past two Reply series, Reply 1988 will be family focused, drawing heartwarming stories of various families and normal people. This year was particularly chosen as the Summer Olympics were held in Seoul that year, and also marked the presidency of Roh Tae Woo, who was later found guilty for corruption under office.
Reply 1988 will mark the second leading role Hyeri will take on with the first being in JTBC‘s Seonam Girls High School Investigators, and will succeed Jung Eunji and Go Ara as the female lead of a Reply series.
The new series is looking to air in the second half of the year.
Source: Sports World