Taecyeon, Kim Hye-yoon confirmed for tvN sageuk Tale of the Secret Royal Investigator and Jo-yi
Taecyeon, Kim Hye-yoon
Taecyeon (Vincenzo) and Kim Hye-yoon (Extraordinary You) have both confirmed casting for tvN’s upcoming comedy sageuk Tale of the Secret Royal Investigator and Jo-yi.
Set sometime in the Joseon period, Taecyeon takes on the role of Ra Yi-on who is a nobleman with a true passion for food. If he could follow his dreams, he would move someplace just outside of the city where he would open a small dumpling restaurant and live a quiet life. But due to family and social expectations as well as actually having some intellect, he passes his state examinations with flying colors. He’s given a top level position as a government official and he soon receives confidential orders to become a secret royal investigator. Rising in prominence, he’s the pride of his family, but he lacks ambition to exceed beyond expectations. He clocks in/out exactly on time and makes sure to take full advantage of his break times so that he can eat dumplings and savor every minute lounging around at home.
Kim Hye-yoon plays the character of Kim Jo-yi. For three long years, life with her husband was a daily battle due to his addiction to gambling and his over-attachment to his mother. When she asked for a divorce, he refused. She then turned to a legal approach and sued her husband instead. But as she waits for the lawsuit to get finalized, a sudden wrench is thrown in her plans when an investigator unexpectedly appears in town. Despite social stigmas against divorce, she has a more practical and open philosophy, and understands that sometimes life hands you lemons and divorce can happen to anyone. Her dream is to start her life anew after divorce and find happiness for herself again.
Casting news had been floating around for a few months now and I’m excited to see that the drama has landed on Kim Hye-yoon and Taecyeon. I’m having a little trouble picturing them in a sageuk, especially since their roles in Extraordinary You and Vincenzo are so fresh in my mind, but I’m willing to be patient and see what the Joseon era holds for us. The drama is set to air in the latter half of 2021 and will be directed by Yoo Jong-seon (Designated Survivor: 60 Days) and written by Lee Jae-yoon (Handsome Guy and Jung-eum, My Unfortunate Boyfriend)
Via Xports News
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