Actor Choi Sung-won to return to small screen after treatment for leukemia
Actor Choi Sung-won, who has been taking a break from the entertainment industry and focusing on his leukemia treatment, is making a comeback, his new agency Wide-S Company announced Wednesday.
Choi became a familiar face to the public for his role in “Reply 1988” (2015).
The actor was diagnosed with acute leukemia in May 2016. He was declared cancer-free several months after in December of the same year, and resumed acting in 2017.
However, he had to suspend his activities once again in November 2020 after a relapse.
On Tuesday, Wide-S Company, which manages actors like Kim Young-kwang and Choi Tae-hwan, announced that it has recently signed an exclusive contract with Choi, and revealed that the actor will be returning to the small screen in MBC’s new drama series “From Now On, Showtime!” (translated).
“He is slowly resuming his activities while being cautious of his health and recovery,” the agency added.
The new MBC drama is a fantasy rom-com, centering around a popular magician who can summon ghosts and a police constable with supernatural powers. Other cast include Park Hae-jin, Jin Ki-joo and Jung Joon-ho.
“From Now On, Showtime!” will begin airing from March.
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