Backstreet Rookie is based on the hit webtoon “Convenience Store Saet Byul,” this drama will tell the unpredictable love story of convenience store owner Choi Dae Hyun (played by Ji Chang Wook) and part-time employee Jung Saet Byul (played by Kim Yoo Jung). The drama will be directed by Lee Myung Woo, the producing director (PD) behind SBS’s 2019 smash hit “The Fiery Priest.”
- Drama: Backstreet Rookie (English title) / Convenience Store Saet-Byeol (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Pyeonuijeom Saetbyeoli
- Hangul: 편의점 샛별이
- Director: Lee Myung-Woo
- Writer: Hwalhwasan (webcomic), Geumsagong (webcomic), Son Geun-Joo
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: June 19 – August 8, 2020
- Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00
- Official Website
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.
- Backstreet Rookie Torrent Files takes over the SBS Fridays & Saturdays 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “The King: Eternal Monarch” and followed by “Alice” on August 28, 2020.
- Based on webcomic “Pyeonuijeom Saetbyeoli” written by Hwalhwasan and illustrated by Geumsagong (published from August 11, 2016 to December 8, 2017 via Toptoon).