Lee You-mi, who rose to fame thanks to his roles in Netflix’s “Squid Game” and “All of Us Are Dead,” has been cast in “Mental Coach Je Gal Gil,” a new sports drama.
Lee will portray the female lead for the first time in the new tvN series, according to her agency Varo Entertainment.
The series tells the story of Cha Ga-eul (played by Lee), a former world short track medalist who is very demanding on herself. Cha Ga-eul, once a promising short-track prospect, is now mired in a rut.
Je Gal-gil, a former national taekwondo player who was permanently banned from the sport, joins the national team as a mental coach and helps Cha overcome her slump.
Actor Jung Woo, 41, co-stars in the series in the role of Jegal.
While the 16-part series “Mental Coach Je Gal Gil” is set to air on cable channel tvN in the second half of this year, the exact date of its release has yet to be announced.