Ong Seong Wu on ‘At Eighteen’ / Photos: Drama House, Keyeast Entertainment

Singer and actor Ong Seong Wu is making his presence felt on the new JTBC television drama, At Eighteen

On the 17th, the producers of At Eighteen unveiled the first day at Cheonbong High School of a mysterious transfer student named Choi Joon Woo (Ong Seong Wu).

The released photos, which show Joon Woo wearing an unreadable expression devoid of any nervousness or excitement, successfully piqued our curiosity. The look in his eyes, which appear both lonely and lost in thought, is mysterious. The images also show the character of Yoo Soo Bin (Kim Hyang Gi), who finds herself in the same class as Joon Woo after coincidentally bumping into him on her way to school in the morning. Her peculiar attraction to the unfamiliar boy and her curiosity-filled eyes are already making our hearts flutter with excitement. 

The following picture shows the first meeting between Ma Whi Young (Shin Seung Ho) and Joon Woo. The warm smile that can be seen on class president Whi Young’s face, as he leads Joon Woo to the classroom instead of the homeroom teacher, has caught our attention. In the previously released trailer, the two characters were shown in the middle of a tense showdown. We’re dying to see what the character of Whi Young is really like, since the warm expression from the pictures is in stark contrast to the dark and cold expression he was wearing in the trailer. The stories of the 18-year-old adolescents –  filled with incidents both large and small resulting from Joon Woo’s transfer to a new school, which will show how the characters change and grow as a result of those incidents – have us waiting in anticipation for the new show. 

“Watch to see what kinds of changes the 18-year-olds experience from the appearance of Joon Woo, the transfer student,” said the show’s producers. They added, “We hope you anticipate the synergy between Ong Seong Wu, Kim Hyang Gi, and Shin Seung Ho on At Eighteen, which will strike a chord with viewers that is both young and fresh, and also deep at the same time.” 

At Eighteen is scheduled to premiere at 9:30 p.m. on July 22.