Bio-engineered Choi Jin-hyuk fights for revenge in Rugal
Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Sung-woong
Photos from the first script read of OCN’s latest superhero drama Rugal have been released. The origin story of Choi Jin-hyuk’s (Justice) character begins when he loses both his beloved wife and his sight due to the shadowy, villainous organization, Argos.
The once-upstanding police detective turns into a man on the run, as he is framed for murder. His sole focus becomes his mission for revenge, and along the way, he is recruited by Rugal, a special group of elite bioengineered super-soldiers dedicated to fighting against Argos’ terrorist attacks on South Korea. He receives the first-ever transplant of cybernetic eyes, and goes from a man with nothing but despair to a superhero.
On the other side is Park Sung-woong’s (When the Devil Calls Your Name) character, who is made of absolute evil and is a central part of Argos. With his intelligence and ruthless business mindset, he dreams of conquering the criminal underworld and creating his own empire. When he and Choi Jin-hyuk meet, it becomes the ultimate face-off between the strong and the evil.
Jo Dong-hyuk (The Last Empress) plays the operational team leader of Rugal who used to be part of the top at Argos. After his machine-arm surgery, he joins Rugal and with his level-headed, logical decision-making skills, he’s able to capably lead his team through various missions. He is a character with a strong sense of responsibility.
Kim Min-sang (Stove League) plays the overall head and control tower of Rugal, who has put in his everything to wipe out Argos. A key member of the team is played by Jung Hye-in (Graceful Family) who plays a character with flexible combat skills and speediness, and is thus Rugal’s all-around fighter.
Additionally, Park Sun-ho (Best Chicken) plays the refreshing mood-maker of Rugal, who has artificial skin and torso. He was a police academy graduate who was poised to become a brilliant thinker until his run-in with Argos. Park Choong-seon (Melting Me Softly), Jang In-seob (Justice), and Jang Seo-kyung (Graceful Family) are the doctors and engineers on Rugal’s artificial tissue and mechanical research team.
In contrast, Han Ji-wan (Search: WWW) plays the ambitious heir to Argos, a cutthroat femme fatale who can match Park Sung-woong in charisma and power. Yoo Sang-hoon plays the right-hand man of Park Sung-woong in Argos, and Kim Da-hyun (The Secret of My Love) plays the second-ranking boss. Yoo Ji-yeon and Park Jung-hak (Psychopath Diary) play the other members of the Argos team.
Wednesday-Thursday drama Rugal, directed by Kang Chul-woo (My Secret Romance) and written by Do Hyun, will begin airing on OCN in March.
Via Xports News