On November 29, tvN announced the launch of upcoming variety show, “Coffee Friends.” The program features actors Yoo Yeon-Seok and Son Ho-Jun as its main MC’s, and aims to premiere sometime in January, 2019.
In the variety show, the two actors will run a coffee show located in a tangerine farm on Jeju Island. During the show, Son and Yoo will serve their guests cups of coffee and donate the profit they had generated from their business to a charitable cause.
The show was inspired by their “Coffee Friends” project, which started in March. By driving the truck and giving out coffee they had made themselves in exchange for donations, they had hoped to show the public how easy it is to start donating for those in need.
Furthermore, the show gained even further attention for being yet another project by producer Na Young-Seok. The producer had previously worked with the actors through popular shows, such as “Youth Over Flowers” and “Three Meals a Day.”
Moreover, producer Park Hee-Yeon, known for producing “Teacher Baek” and “Street Food Fighter,” has also confirmed to co-produce the show with PD Na and further increased the anticipation of the public.
In addition, just as Yoo Yeon-Seok and Son Ho-Jun had invited many celebrity friends to help run their coffee truck with “Coffee Friends” project, they also plan to invite guests to work on their show as part-time employees.
For the first episode, they will invite actors Choi Ji-Woo and Yang Se-Jong. Choi Ji-Woo, who established a friendship with Son Ho-Jun in “Three Meals a Day” so easily agreed to make her long-awaited appearance in a variety show for a good cause. On the other hand, Yang Se-Jong will be making his first appearance in a variety show since debut with the invitation from Yoo Yeon-Seok.
PD Park Hee-Yeon commented, “I could relate to the purpose of “Coffee Friends” project, which inspired me to come up with this show. We plan to provide with laughters and heartfelt sentiment with various situations that could arise while running a coffee shop. Please look forward to our show. Thank you.”
Yoo Yeon-Seok and Son Ho-Jun’s “Coffee Friends” will premiere sometime in January, 2019.
source: KPopLove via Korea Daily