Cast confirmed for sageuk comedy drama New Secret Royal Investigator
L, Lee Yi-kyung, Lee Tae-hwan, Kwon Nara
Comedy-action-mystery drama New Secret Royal Investigator has announced its final cast lineup. L (Welcome), Kwon Nara (Itaewon Class), Lee Yi-kyung (Woohoo Waikiki 2), and Lee Tae-hwan (Graceful Friends) have been confirmed to star together in this Joseon-era sageuk drama.
The drama is about how the Secret Royal Investigative Bureau fight to uncover crimes and fight against corruption to help wronged citizens. Think a combination of the FBI and the Secret Service that only answers to the king. They have a duty to guard the highest power in the country, a.k.a. the king, and they also have the authority to conduct investigations.
L plays a low-level administrative recordkeeper who, while lauded as a genius in his youth when he ranked first on the civil service exam, doesn’t have any goals or ambitions. When he’s caught gambling, his punishment is to join the Secret Royal Investigative Bureau.
The closest person to L would be his talkative, warm-hearted, crybaby servant, played by Lee Yi-kyung. Lee Tae-hwan has taken the role of L’s younger illegitimate half-brother. Due to the circumstances of their birth, he and L are natural-born adversaries.
Meanwhile, Kwon Nara’s character is a gisaeng with a beauty and vitality that rivals even the most celebrated women. However, her gisaeng identity is actually a guise she uses to get information for her real occupation as a damo, the historic equivalent of a female police officer.
KBS drama New Secret Royal Investigator, directed by Kim Jung-min and written by Park Sung-hoon and Kang Min-sun, will begin filming soon but no air date has been set yet.
Via SE Daily