Actor Yeo Jin-goo has chosen a period drama series as his next project.
Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, reported Monday that Yeo will appear in a series tentatively titled “Daebak.” It will be the first drama in which Yeo plays the role of an adult instead of a teenager.
In the drama, set during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Yeo reportedly plays the role of King Yeongjo, and he is challenged by Young-su, who was born into a low class. The two confront each other over the throne.
It is the first period drama series for the 19-year-old actor in four years. Yeo’s last period drama was “The Moon Embracing the Sun” (2012).
“Daebak” will hit the air in March.
By Sung So-young