Korean actor Yoon Si-yoon will take over the role of the male lead in an upcoming TV series opposite actress E Ji-ah, according to his agency Taxi Entertainment.

An official with Taxi told 10Asia over the phone on Friday that Yoon will take on the role of Seo Jae-hee, originally set to be played by Kim Jae-won, the owner of a designer label shop and a parking attendant who falls in love with an ill-tempered policewoman named Cha Bong-sun (E) in MBC’s new series “Flower, Me Too” (translated title).

“Yoon decided to take on this project because of director Ko Dong-sun and scenarist Kim Do-woo,” the official explained. “And we feel that this is the right step for Yoon as an actor.”

Earlier today, MBC announced in a press release that Kim was to leave “Flower” after he dislocated his shoulder a week ago after shooting a scene where he was riding a scooter.

Kim was advised by doctors that he will need up to four weeks for recovery with examination having shown that his ligaments and cartilage got torn while his bone got fractured.

Yoon made his debut in 2009 with MBC’s sitcom “High Kick 2,” rose to stardom last year as the male lead in “Bread, Love and Dreams” (KBS, 2010) which breached viewership ratings of 50 percent and won him second prize in acting in the area of special drama production at KBS’ year-end awards.

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