F.T. Island’s Lee Hongki and Japan’s veteran actress Reiko Takashima have been cast in KBS’s upcoming special drama series, “Noriko Goes to Seoul.” The new drama, produced to celebrate Korea’s largest national holiday Chusok, is about a Japanese woman who falls in love with K-Pop and works her way up to audition for a K-Pop singer. Lee Hongki stars as Min Ha, a trainee singer that gets to meet Noriko, played by Takashima, and teaches her how to sing.

“We thought Lee Hongki, who’s capable of both singing and acting, would be the perfect fit for Min Ha’s attractive role,” the production team said.

Takashima flew in to Korea last week shortly after her Japanese drama was over. She is currently studying Korean to improve her pronunciation. Lee Hongki expressed his confidence in this role as it’s very similar to his real-life personality.

“Noriko Goes to Seoul” will air at 11:15PM on September 11th, one night before Chusok.