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Korean actress Cho Yeo-jung and actor Kim Kang-woo have confirmed they will return to the small screen as the leading roles in an upcoming TV series on KBS.

Cho’s agency, Eyagi Entertainment, said in a press release on Thursday that the actress will play the role of Go So-ran, who is the heiress of a gang member living in the city of Busan, in “Lovers of Haeundae” (tentative title).

While Cho plays the bright and cheerful character in the series every Monday and Tuesday nights starting this August, her male counterpart Kim will play a prosecutor named Lee Tae-sung.

The officials said in the statement that the 16-part series will comically draw the story of Lee Tae-sung living with Go’s family while suffering from a memory loss.

“Lovers of Haeundae,” written by scenarist Hwang Eun-kyung of hit series “New Heart (MBC, 2007-2008)” and “City Hunter (SBS, 2011), will begin its shooting in Haeundae Beach located in Busan, South Korea, early next month.

Cho her debut as a model for a fashion magazine in 1997 and has produced numerous hit TV series and movies under her belt. Her latest project on TV is cable channel tvN’s “In Need of Romance” that aired last year, opposite singer-turned-actor Kim Jeong-hoon.

She is currently promoting her controversial feature, “The Concubine,” co-starring actors Kim Dong-wook and Kim Min-joon.

Meanwhile, Kim Kang-woo made his acting debut in 2002 film “The Coast Guard” and has starred in popular films and dramas including “Le Grand Chef” (2007), “The Railroad” (2007) and “Marine Boy” (2009).

He has been promoting his film “The Taste of Money” recently and wrapped up shooting thriller movie “Miracle” with actor Kim Beom.

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