Cha In-pyo heads new KBS drama
Actors Cha In-pyo (Crossing, Hanbando) and Han Go-eun (Can Anyone Love, Capital Scandal) have just been cast to head a new KBS1 daeha drama, or period project.
The series is called Great Family [명가] and will premiere on January 2. The story deals with one wealthy family that experiments with the concept of noblesse oblige, which is the idea that people born to lofty positions have a social responsibility to exercise generosity toward those in less advantageous circumstances. Cha In-pyo plays the lead character, who puts the concept into practice, while Han Go-eun provides his moral support.
There is some talk that there is dissatisfaction in political circles because part of the drama describes the founding of Yeungnam University, which was established by former President Park Chung-hee, who served as president in the 1960s and ’70s. However, a KBS represented refuted these as “groundless conjecture.” The source explained, “The drama only mentions that a family in Gyeongju donates money to found a university, but the process is not described in detail.”
Currently, the script is being written. This will be Cha’s first drama in three years, since acting in MBC’s White Tower, while Han was in the recent SBS weekend series Can Anyone Love.
Via Star News