Rating:
Average user rating 3.7
42

First Script Reading for SBS Vagabond with Lee Seung-gi, Suzy, Shin Sung-rok

New photos have been released featuring the cast of SBS drama Vagabond during their script reading, which took place last June.

Present at the reading were lead actors, Lee Seung-gi (Hwayugi), Suzy (While You Were Sleeping), and Shin Sung-rok (Perfume). Supporting cast members included Moon Jung-hee (Sweet Savage Family), Baek Yoon-shik (Cantabile Tomorrow), Kim Min-jong (Mrs Cop) and Hwang Bora (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim).

The story of Vagabond sets off after a passenger plane crashes and tragically kills hundreds of passengers. The incident is reported to the public as an accident, due to problems with the plane, but truth of the matter is different from what’s been reported and the government conceals what really happened on the plane. In order to expose the government corruption, one man becomes a “vagabond” and embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal the truth. Having no family, no attachments, and even ridding himself of his name, he has nothing left to lose.

Playing the vagabond is Lee Seung-gi. His character is a stunt double who’s passionate about his job and dreams of becoming an action star like Jackie Chan someday. The only family Lee Seung-gi has left is his beloved little nephew Hoon. When Hoon dies in that fateful plane crash. Lee’s life is torn apart by the tragedy. However, after the purported accident, Lee Seung-gi stumbles across a strange video on his nephew’s cloud account and the contents reveal Hoon in the midst of what seems to be a terrorist attack on the plane, which sets Lee off on a journey for the truth.

Suzy takes on the role of a black-ops agent who feels compelled to seek out the truth and is driven by a desire to follow her conscience. Due to the nature of her job, she’s encountered all sorts of unimaginable crises and situations which have helped her to grow, and she’s adept at thinking outside of the box. She was on a job in Morocco when the plane crash occurred, and was quickly dispatched to help receive the upset family members of the deceased. However, when she meets a crazed Lee Seung-gi shouting about terrorists, she’s faced with making a decision between what’s right versus what is pragmatic.

Shin Sung-rok plays the Investigations Team Lead for the National Intelligence Service (NIS). He’s a serious and highly intelligent workaholic who approaches each case with an impartial eye, trying not to let his emotions get in the way. However, changes in the government leave him feeling uneasy and has noticed the NIS become politicized and shifting with the government. He first encounters Lee Seung-gi’s character after he’s tasked to find the perpetrator behind the plane crash. Initially, he’s put-off by the Don Quixote-like man who seems to just get in the way. Shin eventually starts to develop a certain respect for Lee and two begin to work together to solve what happened.

I’m pretty excited about both the cast and the production team! PD Yoo In-shik (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim) is in the director’s chair. He previously worked with Lee Seung-gi on You’re All Surrounded and he has a long history with the writing team, married couple Jang Young-chul and Jung Kyung-soon. The three have worked together on several projects, including History of the Salaryman and Giant among others. Although some of their projects were a miss, History of the Salaryman is a long-time favorite of mine.

Filming for Vagabond was completed this past May and they are currently in post-production. The premiere is set for September 20 and the drama will be taking over the Friday-Saturday timeslot on SBS after Doctor John concludes its run.

Via SBS

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

42

Required fields are marked *

I'm going to check it out. Interesting that it is a fall release as it reads like a summer blockbuster type. If he is a stuntman I'm guessing there will be a lot of action scenes.

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Trailers are out on netflix. Lot of action. Lot of pomp from su zhi.
I kept mentioning it in Weekly threads but had no info and Yesterday read an article on other site.
From dec-2018 to sept-2019. such a nice chinese delay.
22million budget. let's see how this show recovers it cost.

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

...I like everyone except the leads. :/

8
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

It summed every excuses in my head

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Will watch, I have a soft spot for Suzy, so will usually check out anything she does.

2
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

I like her. I swear it feels like the complaints are just bandwagon, pile-ons most of the time.

1
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

That could be true, lol, but I am biased towards her so no comment, sometimes she can be not the best.

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

best :P let's go with mediocre

sometimes she can even not be the best mediocre

2
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Lol. I don't think she's the best actress--or even necessarily a good one--I just don't think she's as bad as it's made out. . . I've only actually seen her in 3 dramas, though.

1

lol.. surprisingly, i actually liked her the 1st time i saw her.. gu book.. but then those were early days when everythink kdrama looked awesome..

but her drama with kim woo bin was the nail in the coffin :P . however, i do like her in her celeb personality and on older variety programs.. she is fun and super chilled out

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love History of the Salaryman, and if the creative team behind that is involved, count me in. As for the rest, the premise sounds like it could go either way for me, and I like two of the three leads so... 🤷

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

*screams because SSR and LSG is in this show* I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE THE BROMANCE IN THIS SHOW

3
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Been looking forward to this. I heard last Dec that it will be aired in May so had been eagerly anticipating it but there was no news after that. Good that it finally has an air date.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Kyaaaaaa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More Shin Sung Rok for me to watch, screenshot and gif!!! Hahahaha 😆.

Looking forward to the friendship between the characters. They seem to be so close off-camera. Their individual IG posts during and after Vagabond wrapped up filming was nice to see~

Some info: the script read took place in last last June aka June 2018 😆.

2
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'd change this story to

Vaga Bond

SSR plays the lead. His code name is Viagra Bond aka 000. He decides to change his name to Vaga Bond, because no one was taking him seriously.

He meets a cool agent. Her name is Suzy aka 001.

He meets another agent, code named 002.

That's it. Anyone care to add to this story?

@bbstl @pakalanapikake @wishfultoki @coffeprince4eva @egads @growingbeautifully @ndlessjoie @ally-le @sicarius

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Re-edited.

My previous post is undergoing moderation, because it has been deemed too racy...

I'd change this story to

Vaga Bond

SSR plays the lead. His code name is Vaga Bond aka 000. His real name is V**gra Bond ( same spelling as a certain uplifting miracle pill) because no one was taking him seriously.

He meets a cool agent. Her name is Suzy aka 001.

He meets another agent, code named 002.

That's it. Anyone care to add to this story?

@bbstl @pakalanapikake @wishfultoki @coffeprince4eva @egads @growingbeautifully @ndlessjoie @ally-le @sicarius

1
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Edit.

His real name was V**gra Bond, but he had to change it to Vaga Bond, because no on was taking him seriously.

Wow. I re-edited this post twice. Geez, I am wasting my life posting stuff like this when I could be saving the environment.

3
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Good thing he changed his name to Vaga Bond . I wouldn't have taken him seriously too. Not that Vaga Bond is a cool code name either.

So what will be the mission for agent 000, agent 001 and agent 002?

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

No idea. I only know one line,
"The name's Bond. Vaga Bond."

3

Doesnt have quite the same ring but ok 😂

1

Well....

I like LSG and the character sounds like a good fit for him. Suzy as a black ops agent is hard to picture. That's all I've got. Hopefully it will be entertaining.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm happy to see SSR in a serious character!

I'm not convinced by Suzy's acting until now, so I really hope she will be good because action dramas are pretty rare and I like LSG.

It's a preproduced drama, I'm curious if it will be able to do better in ratings than the other ones, because until now a lot were pretty disapointed.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I can't picture Suzy as a serious black ops agent and premise sounds bit ridiculous, very 90's action flick, but I have a soft spot for her and there are plenty of good actors here, so I'll give it a try.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Will watch because never get the Gu Family Book second season... Maybe I'll be able to let it go after Vagabond. Lol

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I can't wait to watch this one. The team is pretty solid so far. So I trust them.

2
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is the team that brought us GIANT (2010). Well deserving of it's national drama status.
Giant was one of my first live watch dramas which adds to my enjoyment. RL weekend ramen party and all lol.
Jung Bo-Suk (Jo Pil-Yeon) is one of my fave dramaland villains!

I'm not a fan of the two leads but this ahow have amazing supporting actors. They are mostly seasoned film actors like Baek Yoon-sik,Lee Geung-young,Moon Sung-keun, Jung Min-sik who could do spy thrillers in their sleep.

I really hope that this would be much better than MONSTER. That drama was my biggest disappointment (2016).

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

IKR? Incarnation of money is already abit dissapointing, and add monster to the mix. Won't expecting something masterpiece. They have already abit underwhelming as of late. And this drama has big bugdet, so i think they won't take a risk and abit mainstream friendly. But at least i hope it will be at least good.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for the news on VAGABOND, @tccolb. On the face of it, it sounds like a cross between MAD DOG's plane crash skullduggery and the traitorously corrupt government officials in DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: 60 DAYS. I'm wracking my brains to recall which show I watched recently that had an aspiring stuntman as a character. Or am I thinking of Ha Ji-won in SECRET GARDEN? Nah, it was a guy. Hmmm.

A peek at http://asianwiki.com/Vagabond_(Korean_Drama) reveals a terrific supporting cast. Baek Yoon-sik has raised deadpan to a high art form and is one of my all-time fave ajusshis. I'm currently watching him in the 1999 drama INTO THE SUNLIGHT, and love his stage presence. Lee Ki-young (WOK OF LOVE; GRAND PRINCE; THE KING IN LOVE) and Lee Kyoung-young (ROOM NO. 9; HAECHI) are a couple more reliable veterans, along with Jeong Man-sik (MAN TO MAN; BAD PAPA). And don't forget Jang Hyuk-jin (insurance fraud investigator in MAD DOG; incompetent surgeon in ROMANTIC DOCTOR, TEACHER KIM; crooked detective in LIVE).

Oh, goody. Kim Min-jong and Shin Sung-rok are having a HYENA (2006) reunion. They played two of the four male leads, along with Oh Man-seok and Yun Da-hun, in the risque cable drama. It is my favorite performance by SSR to date. (I haven't seen his most recent dramas.) KMJ was hilarious as a groom who absconds from his wedding and in the process becomes smitten with a runaway bride, who only has eyes for the chef who happens to be his childhood buddy. I loved his portrayal of the righteous magistrate in RETURN OF ILJIMAE / MOON RIVER, and cameo as Jo Jung-seok's senior partner in TWO COPS. He played quite the villain in A MAN CALLED GOD, which may come in handy in VAGABOND.

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

Uuuu..i forgot KMJ was in Hyena too. SSR had an interesting arc in Hyena and was so conflicted throughout. He recently reunited with Yoon Da Hoon in The Last Empress, he was Sunny's dad. Maybe he'll reunite with Oh Man Seok next in a musical drama. One could hope. Hahahaha

1
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

KMJ was "Leech" to So E-Hyun's "Conch." How she ever became a physician is beyond me, what with her clueless pursuit of SSR. BTW, he sang a heartbreakingly beautiful ballad that for some reason was not included in the OST. What an unfortunate oversight. It's near the end of ep. 9, starting at about 52:45, with solo piano.

1
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

I remember the piano scene! Thank you for the timestamp. I'm gonna rewatch him singing. Hehe. Drama makers should let him sing more in dramas or osts.

I wouldn't have expected Seo Yi Hyun to be a physician at all too. She's so clueless with human interaction.

1
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

You're welcome, @katakwasabi. I'm glad you're a fan of that scene, too. Very moving lyrics, and SSR's singing is powerful and emotive. Underneath its 19 rating, HYENA (2006) was actually a thought-provoking drama that at times was very touching. SSR's character was the most grown-up of the lot, with a vibe that anticipated that of OTP Tae-sub and Kyung-soo in LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (2010) -- in which Yun Da-hun played a significant supporting role as Little Uncle.

HYENA also boasts musical actor Oh Man-seok and vocalist Kim Min-jong in its cast, but I don't recall their getting to sing in the drama. More missed opportunities. :-(

As for Conch, methinks she's still a resident or intern, and has gone AWOL from the hospital in America after she absconded from her arranged wedding in Korea. Her single-minded pursuit of food consultant Suk-jin is bonkers. As long as sweetly-ditzy doc Lee Jung-eun isn't planning to become a shrink, I guess it's okay. ;-) Come to think of it, she's the mirror image of doctor of Oriental medicine Jo Han-na. The latter aggressively pursues prickly PD Choi Jin-beom (OMS) and runs roughshod over his well-concealed vulnerability.

0

@katakwasabi,
Oh Man-seok actually does sing in HYENA! In a noraebang scene in ep. 14, @50:30, high-brow PD Choi Jin-beom sings the trot song "Love" by Na Hoon-ah that he had earlier disparaged at college crush Soo-hyeon's bar.

0

@katakwasabi,
Well I'll be danged! Kim Min-jong sings a short lament about the passing of youth. It starts @57:20 of episode 16, when he takes Conch out to eat spicy conch for the first time. ;-)

0

oh my heart! this sounds so good and i LOVE SHR and LSG together! i like suzy too so i think it will be so fun! thank you mr. rok for coming right back at us in another drama! your hard work is our delight and we so appreciate it along with mr. lee! its perfect timing-right after finishing doctor John!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The stunt double "who dreams of becoming an action star" part reminds me of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I like Lee Seung-gi, but I don't know if I will watch this. I already have one or two dramas that I will probably be watching in the coming weeks.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ok it's as if Seung Gi is giving me a birthday present with the release date. I'll take it! Took you long enough Oppa.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Why Lee Seung-gi .. I found him so darn hot in the picture!

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I don't think I've seen Suzy since "While You Were Sleeping". Though she did an excellent job I recall one reviewers rather cuttingly said the writer had written her role to stay within her acting range.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

So am I the only one who thought of the Japanese manga when they saw the title? As I was clicking to read the article, I'm thinking "How the heck will they pull this off on SBS?"

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *