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Jang Geun-seok as Joseon’s top gambler in Jackpot

Here’s the first character poster for SBS’s upcoming sageuk Jackpot, which probably means we’ll be getting one actor a day for a week or so. The second teaser is also out, which adds onto the first, pitting brothers Jang Geun-seok (Pretty Man) and Yeo Jin-gu (Orange Marmalade) in a game of fate, with all of Joseon on the line.

The drama is a heavily fictionalized retelling of the Sukjong-Gyeongjong-Yeongjo monarchy line in the early 1700s. Yeo Jin-gu stars as future King Yeongjo, and Jang Geun-seok is his forgotten brother, forced to hide his royal blood and live as a low-born man. He becomes Joseon’s greatest tazza, or card shark, and goes up against Yeongjo with the fate of the nation at stake.

The series comes from the writer of Warrior Baek Dong-soo, which is why we’ll see a familiar match-up in Choi Min-soo (Pride and Prejudice), who plays King Sukjong, and Jeon Gwang-ryul (Remember—Son’s War), who plays a rebel leader opposed to both Sukjong and Yeongjo. That’s just fine by me, since they were badass rivals in Baek Dong-soo, and will surely be again in Jackpot.

Im Ji-yeon (High Society) is a woman determined to kill the king; Hyun-woo (Awl) will play Yeongjo’s half-brother who ruled for a very short time before Yeongjo’s reign; and Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) is Yeongjo’s mother Lady Choi, and in this drama she’ll be a femme fatale who holds King Sukjong’s heart in her hands. That’s not exactly how history tells it, but I’m pretty sure Yeongjo never gambled with his throne either.

The second teaser just adds more characters to the glimpse we got of Jang Geun-seok and Yeo Jin-gu, with Jeon Gwang-ryul as “the one after the throne,” Im Ji-yeon as “the one after the king’s life.” It ends with the message: “Those dreaming of a new world. One game that will change fate begins now.” It’s flashy and dramatic, which seems perfect for the premise. Here’s hoping that the story lives up to the excitement I have for this cast.

Jackpot follows Six Flying Dragons on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning March 28.

Via Chosun

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It sounds very promising. Does anyone know which dramas of other networks that will compete with Jackpot in rating war?

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Babysitter (KBS), Monster (MBC), Pied Piper (tvN)

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The 50-episode Monster from MBC and Kang Sora's Neighborhood Lawyer from KBS.

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Lol, I forgot that Babysitter is just 4 episodes thingy, sorry

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JGS looks better without eyeliner, and looks so cute and younger and handsome and everything too ;A;

/he really looks like younger version of Bangwon in Six Flying Dragon

But no, I won't watch it just because of him, please give me more reason to watch it, show

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LOL! I hadn't even considered the benefit that sageuks prevent actors from using eyeliner. :-) I agree, this is a much better look than the one he seems to target with his drama choices... although he has again managed to find a role where he can keep his hair long and straggly! :-)

And I also really hope this show will be good enough to watch. I want to see JGS in a good drama again, and I want to see him actually ACT rather than just pout and look pretty and broody (he's such a good actor! he just needs better drama choosing skills).

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(about eyeliner) not really! Remember Gil Tae Mi in the first half of Six Flying Dragons? So awesome! ;)
Fully agree with hoping this drama is good--really enjoy JGS in good project, but the last few have been... gosh. Not even watchable.
Also really excited about the two ladies--loved them in High Society/Girl who sees smells, respectively. Hope their roles give them a chance to shine!

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Lol no one can beat the diva Miss Gil Tae Mi B)))

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Right, handsome boy, his last project before going to military service hope will leave him a good image ;;

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Haha..its coming! Im really excited for jang geun suk and yeo jin goo.. Jackpot :) fighting!
On the other hand, im gonna miss six flying dragons especially bang won and moohyul <3

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Thank god JGS is done with poorly written rom coms. He can act quite well. I'm looking forward to this!!!

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This is bringing back Warrior Baek Dong Soo feels.

For a pre-army project , this drama is a wise choice for JGS. I've been dying to see him back on screen since Pretty Man.

Now if only the writing can remain consistently good, we may have another winner on our hands.

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Oh! I forgot to add...
WBDS was heavier on the bromance, than the romance. I hope this drama can balance both aspects better.

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Wasn't a fan of WBDS. Boring plot.
Glad JGS is back, and he chose a fantasy sageuk.
The cast is solid. Choi Min Soo will chew up the screen with his presence!
I remain hopeful that the writing will be fantastic. JGS latest dramas were so-so..
I am impress with Yeo Jin Gu! He is getting better with each role he takes. Hopefully, there will be historical bromance.
I hope they give Im Ji Yeon a more dynamic role than in High Society. Her talents were wasted in that drama. Ho-hum, boring.
Glad JGS got rid of the guyliner which would have been hilarious.

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How many sageuks are they making this year? I feel I hear about another one every week.

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Hwarang: The Beginning
Jackpot
Mirror of the Witch
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Saimdang, the Herstory
Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
The Flower in Prison

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Lol, so I'm not imagining things.

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I love that Yeo Jin Gu finally became a full time actor, not a 'young version of...'. He's so talented, I can't wait to see more of him in the future.

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He is my most favorite child actor (male). He can easily steal the show from the leads.

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So the IJY is after the king aka YJG,makes me think the romance angle could be between these two,hmm.

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Damn typo,*the character of YJY.

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Another better on eyes not so on brain kind of drama you know.. DOTS Mrs cop 2(kim bum smirk is hot)... etc.. hope story stays good

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Whoa! the teaser is really great! I could easily sense the strength of each character and the tense among them all.. Cool!

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Omg, JGS looks like he teleported from his Hong Gil-dong era lol. The lack of eyeliner really makes all the difference! I'm looking forward to this. I'm a fan of most actors and despite the writer's incapability, I'm keeping everything crossed that it's good. Both YJG and JGS needs that after their last tragic dramas.

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I am not too fond of JGS, YJG on the other hand..

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And there's Choi Min-soo, to kick up the intensity factor a notch!

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I will come back to watching this Korean drama to watch my loving and HOT ahjussi Choi Min Soo.

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WOOT! Finally, my ajusshi crush Choi Min Soo. Thank you GF :).

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so we get kind of Cheok Sa Kwang type of character in this series as well? the creenshot with the raised sword... not that I mind, I would like it if there was a girl ninja in any type of series, be it a sageuk or a modern one.

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Glad Jgs is back hope this dramadoes well my freinds just finished LOVE RAIN on my recommendation and they loved it plus added bonus of Ygk AKA The Voice?

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Soooooo pretty. Gonna check it out based on visuals alone.

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I really hope this drama is a good one! It has really good actors! Writer-nim and director-nim, please don't screw this up!

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Still waiting for Yeo Jin Gu and Kim Yoo Jung to reunite in a drama. :D

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Oh my Hong Gil Dong feels...

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Finally!

It's been a long time since I feel like I wanted to watch JGS again. This looked promising, and the casts are all good!

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I know its too late to comment but why all of u never accept the huge popularity of JGS dramas. Low tv ratings never decides the drama quality.. I became JGS fan 1 yr ago and i found his every drama with new story and unique character. He has million eels all for his dramas as all are biased by the story, his expressions, his romance n his acting. "Are they not humans? Am i not a human?" YAB, MMM ,LR & PM do not have a crappy plot. These are just classic dramas.. What's wrong with the drama choice? I just rewatch them again and again.. N love them all.. All have huge overseas popularity bcoz they are worth watching... Plz accept it..

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