The successful school franchise continues with Gugudan's Kim Sejeong and SF9's Kim Rowoon!

Today, Jellyfish Entertainment and a source from FNC Entertainment made our summer even brighter by reassuring us that two of our favorite idols will be starring in the next School series. School 2017, which premieres next month, cast Gugudan doll Sejeong in the leading role of Ra Eun Ho and SF9 hearthrob Rowoon (whose character will be disclosed at a later date). Ra Eun Ho is a high school student who aspires to attend an Ivy League university to date her first love. Unfortunately, her low GPA hinders her ambitions. 

KBS2 is elated to have the lovely girl group member join their production. They told the media to anticipate her acting potential and energetic performance. “Kim Sejeong’s leadership and lively personality suits Ra Eun Ho’s character perfectly. Each meeting with Kim Sejeong felt like we were meeting Ra Eun Ho in real life.”

This production will be Rowoon's second drama role, while it still marks his K-drama TV debut. His first role was in the adorable, Naver TVCast web series Click My Heart alongside his fellow SF9 members. He has gotten more comfortable in front of the camera with hosting gigs like OnStyle's Lipstick Prince. The former I.O.I member's resume is mostly filled with reality and variety appearances, so this summer is suppose to be the first time she embarks on an acting career. The Gugudan and SF9 members both made their K-Pop debut less than a year ago. Congratulations to them for scoring a great project so early in their careers! The School franchise has been around since 1999 and launched the careers of many Hallyu stars like Ha Ji WonIm Soo Jung, Jo In SungLee Jong Suk and Nam Joo Hyuk. Now, it's all about the idols!

School 2017 plans to put a spotlight on students fighting against the rigid school system that only focuses on grades.

Are you excited to see their fresh acting skills and on-screen chemistry?

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