Lee Yi-kyung courted for new KBS sageuk drama
Lee Yi-kyung (Welcome to Waikiki 2) may be coming back to dramaland soon. New Secret Royal Investigator has made an offer to him, and it’s been reported that he is reviewing the script positively. If he confirms, he’ll be playing a talkative, warmhearted man who is moved to tears easily.
New Secret Royal Investigator will delve into the world of the men and women who dedicated their lives to their king and country. Secret royal investigators were a special cadre of loyal men dedicated to the king’s safety and interests that existed during the Joseon dynasty. Think elite Joseon spy organization with arrest capabilities that worked directly for the king. The drama seeks to portray the heroism of these secret royal investigators.
Currently, offers are also out to L (Welcome) and Kwon Nara (Itaewon Class) to play a secret royal investigator and a damo (a female police officer equivalent) respectively.
To be honest, I haven’t seen either of the Welcome to Waikiki seasons, but Lee Yi-kyung has been absolutely hilarious and on-point in all the cameos and variety show segments I’ve seen of him. He was also fantastic playing a more serious role in the thriller Red Moon, Blue Sun. I’m hoping that New Secret Royal Investigator will be a good opportunity for him to play a meaty role that lets him stretch his dramatic and comedic acting chops.
Co-written by Park Sung-hoon and Kang Min-sun, and directed by Kim Jung-min (Selection: War Between Women), New Secret Royal Investigator is set to air sometime later this year.