Twenty-Five Twenty-One cast lineup confirmed


On 7th September, Hankook Ilbo, a Korean daily newspaper, confirmed the cast of an upcoming romance drama titled Twenty-Five Twenty-One. This is the first project Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Tae-ri are working on together, and many fans are already looking forward to their onscreen chemistry.


A heart-warming youth drama


A drama that takes place from 1998 to the present, Twenty-Five Twenty-One focuses on the moving and uplifting memories of youth. The story revolves around Baek Yi-jin, a reporter played by Nam Joo-hyuk, who meets Na Hee-do, a fencing athlete played by Kim Tae-ri, at the Asian Games.

Hwa&Dam Pictures, the production company of Twenty-Five Twenty-One, said that this drama portrays youth as a time of both love and pain. More importantly, it highlights the chemistry and growth of five youths who share troubles, excitement, friendship and love.


The cast of Twenty Five Twenty One


Twenty-Five Twenty-One Drama Cast - the confirmed cast
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Besides Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Tae-ri, the confirmed cast of Twenty-Five Twenty One includes WJSN’s Bona, Choi Hyun-wook and Lee Joo-myung.

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Drama Cast - kim tae-ri
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Kim Tae-ri will play Na Hee-do, a professional fencing athlete. Although the fencing team in her high school falls apart due to the IMF financial crisis, Hee-do’s charismatic and passionate nature pushes her to work towards becoming a national fencing athlete. 

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Drama Cast - nam joo-hyuk
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Nam Joo-hyuk will star as Baek Yi-jin, a reporter who delivers newspapers and works part-time at a book rental store in order to make ends meet. Yi-jin’s family suffers as a result of the IMF financial crisis, and he steps up to make a living.  

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Drama Cast - WJSN Bona
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WJSN’s Bona will take on the role of Go Yoo-rim, the youngest fencing gold medallist and Hee-do’s rival. As a professional fencer, Yoo-rim is nothing but bold and charming. But as soon as she takes off her fencing suit, she becomes an ordinary and adorable 18-year-old.

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Drama Cast - choi hyun-wook
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Choi Hyun-wook will play Moon Ji-woong, a social media influencer. He is a fashionista with a unique personality.

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Drama Cast - lee joo-myung
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Lee Joo-myung will act as Ji Seung-wan, class president and top student in her high school. Although she seems like the model student, her heart is filled with rebellion. Seung-wan is also part of her high school’s broadcasting club where she shares concerns and troubles of youths.


Twenty-Five Twenty One will air in 2022


According to Hankook Ilbo, the highly anticipated drama will reportedly air in the first half of 2022

Twenty-Five Twenty-One will be directed by Jung Ji-hyun, the director behind successful dramas such as Search: WWW, You Are My Spring and The King: Eternal Monarch. Director Jung is recognised for his sophisticated and detailed directing skills, and he will be reuniting with Kwon Do-eun, the screenwriter of Search: WWW, to produce one of the most anticipated projects of 2022.


Twenty-Five Twenty-One cast lineup with Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Tae-ri & more


Many K-drama fans are already looking forward to the chemistry among the star-spangled cast of Twenty-Five Twenty-One. This romance drama will warm the cockles of your heart and make you nostalgic by drawing out memories of your own youth.

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Cover image adapted from: J Wide Company, YG Entertainment and @bn_95819

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