Kim Jae Wook in Talks for New Historical Drama Alongside Lee Jae Wook and Cho Boah

Kim Jae Wook drama 2023
Kim Jae Wook drama 2023
Credit: C-JeS Entertainment, Management SOOP, KeyEast

Will Kim Jae Wook make his return to the historical genre?

Starnews reported on the 24th that Kim Jae Wook is set to star in the new historical drama Tangum (literal title), marking his first foray into the genre since The Kingdom of The Winds aired 15 years ago in 2008.


The actor’s agency Management SOOP confirmed to Newsen that he is “positively considering” the offer he received to star in Tangum.

Based on a novel of the same name, Tangum is a mystery-romance drama set in the Joseon era. The story revolves around a son who mysteriously returns after being missing since childhood and his half-sister who seeks the truth behind his disappearance.

Kim Jae Wook is poised to portray Grand Prince Hanpyeong, the only brother of the reigning king who shows little interest in political power or court affairs. Instead, he is deeply versed in academia and the arts, bordering on an obsession. His eccentric character also involves confining little kids in a basement for a long time, using chemicals to whiten their skin, and even etching images onto their bodies. Hanpyeong also writes talismans to ward off misfortune and guarantee safety for the king and his followers.

Kim Hong Sun, known for his work on OCN’s Voice and The Guest, as well as Netflix’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area and Coupang Play’s Bait, takes the helm as the director of Tangum. The script is penned by Dr. Brain writer Kim Jin Ah, and AceMaker handles production.

With Alchemy of Souls star Lee Jae Wook and Tale of the Nine Tailed actress Cho Boah also considering roles in Tangum, the prospect of seeing the three’s on-screen chemistry is building anticipation for this highly-anticipated historical drama.

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