Power, country, love, and strife are all expected to play out in JTBC’s new historical drama starring Jang Hyuk.
Actor Jang Hyuk has confirmed his appearance in the JTBC historical action drama “My Country” (working title), which is slated to air later this year.
In the new series, Jang will take on the role of Lee Bang-won in a time period set somewhere in between the late Goryeo and early Joseon dynasties. According to reports, it will be an “explosive portrayal of the desire for power” with people motivated by the ideas of what their country is and should be.
In addition to Jang, actors Woo Do-hwan and Yang Se-jong have both confirmed that they will be in the show. In the drama, the two will play military characters, one as the son of a general and the other who joins to escape the constraints of family and class. With these three confirming their participation, anticipation is already on the rise.
Behind the screen is “Rain or Shine,” “Wonderful Days,” and “The Innocent Man” director Kim Jin-won. Joining him as a writer is Chae Seung-dae who worked on “Inspiring Generation” and “The Master of Revenge.”
It has been about three years since Jang’s last historical role — “The Merchant: Gaekji 2015”– having focused on more contemporary projects. His most recently starred in MBC’s “Money Flower” and “Bad Papa,” and SBS’ “Wok of Love.”
Translated by O.C