Two of three musketeers courted for tvN’s action sageuk
The Three Musketeers hasn’t yet completed its lineup, but more names are in the mix to join Lee Jin-wook, who’s looking to reteam with his Nine producers in the Joseon fusion sageuk about a group of warriors who protect Crown Prince Sohyeon.
Lee Jin-wook is set to play the crown prince, and Jung Yong-hwa (Mi-rae’s Choice) and Yang Dong-geun (Hero) are in solid contention to play two of the three bodyguards. I’d heard Jung Yong-hwa mentioned as a potential cast addition a while back, and while he still hasn’t confirmed for sure, he’s still described as positively considering. Given the fact that his name has remained in the mix throughout the process, I’m thinking there’s a pretty high chance he’ll stick around. With the drama based on the Dumas novel, that makes his role the D’Artagnan of the group; in this story, he’ll be a poor young man who comes up to the capital city to attempt the examination for military officers.
The character Yang Dong-geun would play had previously floated Kim Ji-seok as a possibility, but now the offer is in Yang’s court. And the third musketeer will be cast via open auditions, which is an interesting choice that’ll hopefully yield a compelling new face. Seems as great a chance as any to take a risk on a rookie, with three big names on hand to carry the burden of expectations and little to lose for the last sidekick. I’m always game for a newbie to root for.
The Three Musketeers plans to premiere in August, and will adopt a new broadcast model for tvN, which plans to air once a week, with 12 episodes per season and three seasons in total.
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