Good news, ELFs: we’re seeing more of actor Lee Donghae! 

SM Entertainment confirmed on Wednesday, August 16 that the Super Junior member will be starring on Channel A’s upcoming series Man and Woman. 

Additionally, Donghae will be leading the cast alongside actress Lee Seol. 


Based on the webtoon of the same name, Man and Woman will follow a long-term couple who is struggling to keep their relationship afloat. 

Donghae will play  Jung Hyun Sung, a jewelry designer who established a street fashion brand but tries to keep ends meet. Meanwhile, Lee Seol will portray Hyun Sung’s girlfriend Sung Ok. 

In the romantic-comedy series, Donghae’s character will try to break up with his long-term girlfriend due to a brief mistake. 

Man and Woman, which will be written by Park Sang Min, is expected to premiere in the second half of 2023. 


Eventful 2023 for Donghae

Man and Woman came after Donghae’s recent series Oh! Youngshim. There, he leads the show alongside Song Ha Yoon, Lee Min Jae, and Jung Woo Yeon. 


Meanwhile, Donghae recently left SM Entertainment, alongside Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun

Despite their departure from the agency as individuals, the three will continue participating as members of Super Junior. The group, which debuted in 2005, has renewed its contract with SM Entertainment.

Moreover, Donghae and Eunhyuk, the Super Junior sub-unit D&E, are reportedly planning to establish their own label as co-founders. However, this still hasn’t been confirmed. 

Currently, D&E is embarking on their Delight Party fan concert tour. 

Featured image: Super Junior’s Donghae starred in ‘Oh! Youngshim.’ Credit: Facebook/Super Junior