Two of Korea’s most prominent lead actors today are officially joining their star power for a new K-drama! Seven months after the initial news broke out, Park Seo Joon and Han So Hee have finally accepted the offer to top bill Gyeongseong Creature, an upcoming TV series set in the spring of 1945.
As per Korean media, the show is a thriller that depicts “survival and human dignity.” At the center of it all are Jang Tae-sang (Seo Joon) and Yoon Chae-ok (So Hee), two young individuals who cross paths during a dark year rife with human rights violations. As a result, they must “put their lives on the line just to achieve the most basic happiness.”
Seo Joon’s character, Jang Tae-sang, is described to be the richest man in Bukchon. He harbors a wealth of knowledge and information about his province and is famous around the locale for his “innate agility and insight.” Tae-sang is also a realist whose perspective in life is eventually rattled when he meets So Hee as Yoon Chae-ok.
On his reason for accepting the project, Seo Joon explained, “I was very interested in the historical background of Gyeongseong. I came across a work with that background, and I am thrilled and happy to work with the wonderful writer, director, and staff.”
Meanwhile, Nevertheless star Han So Hee will step into the shoes of Seo Joon’s leading lady, Yoon Chae-ok. After having survived a harsh childhood, she travels to Gyeongseong to find her mother who’s been missing for 10 years. In the same press release, So Hee commented, "I am honored to greet you with a new image in Gyeongseong Creature, which is full of colorful and inexhaustible stories like Chae-ok, who looks strong on the outside but has a warm heart. I will come back with a good image.”
Gyeongseong Creature will be helmed by Hot Stove League director Jung Dong Yoon. Joining him to pen the script is writer Kang Eun Kyung, best known for her work on Dr. Romantic and Where Stars Land. She's also the writer behind Park Min Young and Song Kang's upcoming romance drama Forecasting Love and Weather.
While we’re undeniably over the moon about seeing Seo Joon and So Hee together on screen, it seems we’ll have to wait a little while longer. Gyeongseong Creature will reportedly premiere sometime in 2023.
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