On October 12, a source from the drama revealed to media outlet Sports Chosun, “GOT7’s Jinyoung has been chosen as the lead character for tvn’s upcoming drama ‘That Psychometric Guy’ (literal translation), which plans to air early next year. Jinyoung has experience appearing on TV dramas, but this is his first time as the lead role.”
In response to this report, JYP Entertainment gave an official statement that said, “It is true that Jinyoung received an offer to star in tvN’s new drama ‘That Psychometric Guy.”” They continued, “It hasn’t been confirmed yet, and we are still in talks [for it].”
“That Psychometric Guy” is a fantasy romance thriller about a boy who is able to read the secrets of those whose skin comes into contact with him, and a girl who does everything she can to hide her pain. In the drama, the boy and girl will meet and try to fix, heal, grow, and love from the small and big occurrences that happen in their lives.
Due to an incident from when he was young, the main character and Jinyoung’s potential role Yi Ahn obtains the supernatural powers of psychometry, but is unable to use them perfectly. Yi Ahn attends college as a Physical Education Major of the Education Department. He acts and speaks frivolously, and holds a baseless confidence in his demeanor, but is an A-class character when it comes to his visuals. As he comes to learn of the afterimage of people’s intense memories when he touches their skin, Yi Ahn decides to use his psychometric abilities to catch all the “bad guys” in the world after helping out a prosecutor who had once saved his life.
Jinyoung first debuted as an actor through the 2012 drama “Dream High 2” and appeared on projects such as “When a Man Loves,” “My Love Eun Dong,” and “The Legend of the Blue Sea.” Jinyoung also starred in the film “A Stray Goat” as Min Sik for his big screen debut.