Former Stray Kids member Kim Woo Jin to star in HBO Max’s new original series

Kim Woo Jin, who left Stray Kids in 2019, has been cast in an HBO original series about idols.

Former Stray Kids member Kim Woo Jin will be the first Korean to play a leading role in an HBO Max original series, according to a statement issued by his agency, 10x Entertainment.

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The series titled “Além do Guarda-Roupa” (or “Beyond the Wardrobe”), is set in São Paulo, Brazil, and talks about a teenage girl who finds a teleportation portal in a closet and meets a K-pop idol in Seoul through this portal. “Além do Guarda-Roupa” is set to be released next year via the OTT streaming service HBO Max.

Kim Woo Jin plays Kyung Min, a cranky member of the fictional boy band Act. He stars alongside Brazilian actress Sharon Blanche, who is of Korean descent. Currently, the idol-turned-actor is in Brazil for filming and will return to Korea this June.

In an interview with a Brazilian media outlet, Kim Woo Jin said, “As I transformed into Kyung Min, I felt excited because I could once again debut as a boy group member like before.”

Previously, Kim Woo Jin debuted in 2018 as a member of Stray Kids. He left the group and JYP Entertainment in October 2019 due to a big scandal. He debuted as a solo act in July 2021 with his single “Still Dream”, under 10x Entertainment.

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Source: Korea JoongAng Daily

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