Everything We Know About “Beyond The Wardrobe”: The First HBO Max Show To Star A K-Pop Idol, Kim Woojin, As Male Lead

He’s making history.

Kim Woojin is beginning to make his name known as an actor.

Kim Woojin | @woooojinn/Twitter

Not only is he set to become the first K-Pop idol to star as the male lead in an HBO Max series, but he will also be the first Korean citizen.

| @HBOMaxBR/Twitter

Kim Woojin is a cast member of the show Além do Guarda-Roupa (also known as Beyond the Wardrobe), a fantasy drama that follows a Brazilian teenage girl (Sharon Blanche) as she finds a teleportation portal in her closet and travels to Seoul. She encounters not just any set of singers, but the most famous K-Pop group in the fictional world of the show, ACT.

Sharon Blanche | @HBOMaxBR/Twitter

Kim Woojin will play the role of Kyung Min, the moody member of ACT. In an interview with a Brazilian news outlet, he expressed his joy at being able to re-debut in a group after going solo. He withdrew from Stray Kids in October 2019 due to personal circumstances.

As I transformed into Kyung Min, I felt excited because I could once again debut as a boy group member like before.

— Kim Woo Jin

The other members of the fictional K-Pop group include Newkidd‘s Jinkwon

Newkidd’s Jinkwon

Lee Min Wook, Jinkwon’s labelmate from J-Flo Entertainment

Lee Min Wook

…and Jae Chan from the survival program Wild Idol. 

Jae Chan

HBO Max is the new streaming platform that houses all shows from HBO. Beyond the Wardrobe is scheduled to be released in 2023.

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Source: Indian Express