Chansung, from idol group 2pm, will expand his acting resume with MBC’s upcoming drama “The Secret Lovers.” He has previously acted in MBC’s “High Kick,” KBS’s “Jungle Fish,” and Japanese drama “Phantom Thief Royal.”

On October 31, the production company backing “The Secret Lovers” revealed that Joo Won (“Gaksital” and “King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo”), Choi Kang Hee (“Protect the Boss”) and Chansung will round out the main cast. The drama is an adaption from the movie “Level 7 Civil Servant” featuring Kang Ji Hwan and Kim Ha Neul. The drama is a romantic comedy revolving around two spies who end up falling in love with each other while still hiding their secret alter-ego, creating many possible hilarious scenarios.

Chansung’s character Hwang Chan Sung is an ace rookie agent who will be involved in a love triangle with Seo Won (Choi Kang Hee) and Gil Ro (Joo Won). Chan Sung has a sharp and stoic personality hiding an emotional wound from the past.

A production staff commented, “As a representative Hallyu idol star and rookie actor, Chansung is passionate and ambitious. We are pleased to have him take on Hwang Chan Sung’s character. He is currently preparing to be fully immersed into the character. Please look forward to his transformation.”

It’s been revealed that the drama is aiming for a January 2013 broadcast. Soompiers, are you ready for a weekly dose of 2PM’s maknae?