Woo Do-hwan to join Yang Se-jong in JTBC’s sageuk, My Country
Actor Woo Do-hwan (The Great Seducer, Mad Dog) will be joining Yang Se-jong (Thirty But Seventeen, Temperature of Love) in new JTBC sageuk, My Country.
There isn’t a lot of information about the story yet, but it is said to be set in a tumultuous time in history and will center around three people who ultimately struggle to hold onto love.
In the drama, Woo Do-hwan plays the character of Nam Sun-ho. He excels in both scholarship as well as martial arts, and dreams of completing the military service examinations. However, he’s an illegitimate son born to a slave class woman and a noble man which means his path in life is rocky. When his father experiences a corruption scandal, Woo Do-hwan ultimately gives up on his dreams.
Yang Se-jong confirmed his casting a while back and will play Seo Hwi. He and Woo Do-hwan’s character start off as best friends. But a misunderstanding later causes conflict and the two end up falling out with each other.
Writing for My Country is Chae Seung-dae, who was part of the writing team for Age of Feeling and Master-God of Noodle. Directing is PD Kim Jin-won of Just Between Lovers, Wonderful Season and Nice Guy.
I’m intrigued by the director because I loved how Nice Guy was shot, even if the story wasn’t always sound, and I’ve heard a lot of praise for Just Between Lovers. It’s still on my “to watch” list though, which just keeps growing longer and longer. I’ll have to add My Country now as well. Anyone have a time turner they can spare?
My Country is currently being planned to air in the latter half of 2019 on JTBC.
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