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Ji Chang Wook, Park Bo Gum to star in new Korean variety show 'My Name is Gabriel'

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Mar 12, 2024 10:45 am

Good news, Hallyu fans! K-drama heartthrobs Ji Chang Wook and Park Bo Gum will star in an upcoming variety show dubbed My Name is Gabriel.

According to a report by Korean entertainment site Soompi, a representative of TV network JTBC confirmed in a statement that the Hallyu stars will be part of its new offering alongside other much-loved Korean entertainers.

"Actors Yeom Hye Ran, Ji Chang Wook, and Park Bo Gum, along with entertainers Park Myung Soo and Hong Jin Kyung, will star in PD Kim Tae Ho's new variety show My Name is Gabriel," the statement read.

This came after Korean media outlets reported on Monday, March 11, that the above-mentioned Korean stars will star in the said show alongside BLACKPINK's Jennie. JTBC, however, noted in the same statement that the idol's appearance there "is yet to be confirmed."

My Name is Gabriel will be produced and directed by South Korean television director Kim Tae Ho, who is best known for creating and producing the popular variety program Infinite Challenge.

According to Soompi, the new variety show will "involve the cast experiencing the lives of others abroad" and is expected to launch sometime in June. Filming is scheduled to begin in early March.

Park Bo Gum is known for his portrayals in Reply 1988, Love in the Moonlight, Record of Youth, and Encounter. He is also set to star in the new Netflix series, When Life Gives You Tangerines, with singer and actress IU.

Ji Chang Wook is famous for his role in the 2023 romantic comedy-drama series Welcome to Samdal-ri with Mr. Queen star Shin Hye Sun. He also appeared in Suspicious Partner, The Worst of Evil, and Healer, among others.