First script reading for SBS drama series “Backstreet Rookie” (English title), starring Ji Chang-Wook and Kim You-Jung, took place around February, 2020 in South Korea. The first script reading featured main cast members Ji Chang-Wook, Kim You-Jung, Han Sun-Hwa, Ahn Sol-Bin, Lee Byung-Joon, Woo Hyeon and others. “Backstreet Rookie” (literal title “Convenience Store Saet-Byeol”) is based on webcomic “Pyeonuijeom Saetbyeoli” by Hwalhwasan.
Ep.1 air date is also now set for June 12, 2020 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Friday & Saturday 10 PM time slot after “The King: Eternal Monarch“).
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Choi Dae-Hyun (Ji Chang-Wook) runs into a group of female high school students, including Jung Saet-Byeol (Kim You-Jung). The girls look like troublemakers. Jung Saet-Byeol asks Choi Dae-Hyun to do an errand for them, which is to buy cigarettes from a convenience store. Choi Dae-Hyun buys the cigarettes for them and Jung Saet-Byeol gets his cellphone number, but he never gets a call from her.
4 years later, Choi Dae-Hyun is now 33 years old. He runs a small convenience store after he quit his job at a large company. He is looking for a part-time worker to work the night shift at his convenience store. Jung Saet-Byeol comes to his store and she soon starts to work there. She is not a troublemaker anymore. Jung Saet-Byeol is now a university student and guided by her strong morals.