CASTING NEWS: Pinocchio's Lee Yoo Bi offered the leading role in School 2015
School 2015 (officially Who Are You—School 2015), the upcoming continuation of the School series that started in the '90s and had a successful revival with Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk's School 2013, has started the casting process, offering a leading role to Pinocchio actress Lee Yoo Bi.
If she accepts the role, Lee Yoo Bi will play Eun Bi, a girl who was popular in her old school but becomes a bullied outcast in her new school in Gangnam. When one of he most popular girls in school goes missing, she suddenly finds her popularity on the rise.
Lee Yoo Bi is already a rising star after parts in Nice Guy, Gu Family Book, and, most recently, Pinocchio, but this may be the role she needs to launch her into permanent leading lady status. The School series has a pretty fantastic track record when it comes to casting. The original series of dramas in the '90s featured big names like Jang Hyuk, Gong Yoo, Ha Ji Won, Jo In Sung, etc., etc., etc. School 2013 was also a turning point for its stars, Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin.
Interestingly, Lee Yo Bi already considered a role in School 2013, but it ultimately went to Park Se Young when Lee Yoo Bi declined due to the filming schedule on Nice Guy. As an extra fun fact, Lee Yoo Bi has costarred with both School 2013 actors (in Vampire Idol and Pinocchio). It sounds like she's fated for this series!
What do you think of this casting choice? Should she accept? Who could you see has her popular rival? Let's hope we're in for an epic friendship like the one in School 2013! Share your thoughts in the comments.
School 2015 was initially scheduled to air on KBS in the fall, but the premiere has been pushed up to April 27, following http://1hop.co/oujcu/ckslg/" target="_blank">Blood. Can't wait! In the meantime, you can watch Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk in School 2013: