Lee Seo-jin back with another sageuk
This should perk up fans of mania drama Damo: Its star Lee Seo-jin and writer Jung Hyung-soo are re-teaming for a new MBC fusion sageuk drama that sheds new light on the life of Baekje-era general Kye Baek, which is also the drama’s name.
The project has got “sageuk hit” written all over it: Damo remains one of Lee Seo-jin’s most memorable roles, and he had another hit playing a king in Yi San; its writer went on to pen mega-blockbuster sageuk Jumong; and its PD Kim Geun-hong worked on Dae Jang Geum, Jumong, Dong Yi, Queen Seon-deok, and Yi San. Yeesh. With creds like that, this is a case where it’ll be more shocking if the drama fails than if it shoots to success. No pressure or anything.
This’ll be Lee’s first drama in two years, after shooting the eerie summer horror series Hon. It plans for large-scale shoots in China and is currently casting.
Kye Baek is being planned for a 32-episode run and will premiere in July. It’s a Monday-Tuesday show that’ll follow Ripley, which is the show that follows MBC’s fusion sageuk The Duo.
Below, Lee Seo-jin in Damo:
Via Star News
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