According to Soompi, the drama is based on a webtoon of the same name and tells the story of ~ordinary~ high school student Park Chan Hong (Lee Shin Young). He starts a "contractual friendship" with the school's "legendary fighter" Heo Don Hyuk (Shin Seung Ho) because of a poem he writes. The show also stars Kim So Hye as Chan Hong's first love Uhm Se Yoon.
In the character teaser for Park Chan Hong, which was released on March 19, we see him being threatened by Heo Don Hyuk! According to a translation by Soompi, Don Hyuk asks Chan Hong if he killed a girl named Shin Seo Jung, his girlfriend. The teaser ends with Chan Hong thinking: "I shouldn't have written that damn poem."
A teaser of Don Hyuk coming across THAT poem was also released:
The show's cast had their first script reading earlier in March. How To Buy A Friend will premiere on April 6 on South Korean channel KBS. Check out these photos of the cast from their shoot:
Lee Shin Young recently played the role of First Lieutenant Park Kwang-beom in Crash Landing On You, a quiet soldier who is unaware of his good looks. Last week, Shin Young even reunited with the rest of "Company Five" for a photoshoot!
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
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