On August 2, an industry representative reported, “Lee Yeon Hee has been chosen as the lead for MBC’s ‘The Game,’ which will premiere in January of next year.”
In response, her agency SM Entertainment confirmed, “It is true that Lee Yeon Hee will be playing the role of Joon Young in ‘The Game.’”
“The Game” is a mystery melodrama about a man who can see death, a detective working on a mysterious murder case, and how the two uncover hidden secrets. 2PM’s Taecyeon was previously confirmed to play the male lead Kim Tae Pyung, a prophet who sees others’ deaths.
Lee Yeon Hee’s character Seo Joon Young is a police detective of Yongsan Police Station. She has strong patience, insight, and intuition. She shows politeness and warmth, but she also demonstrates charismatic confidence when it comes to her work.
The two actors will be reuniting after the 2013 film “Marriage Blue.”
“The Game” is scheduled to premiere in January 2020.