“IRIS” actors Kim Yeong Cheol and Kim Seung Woo, and “ATHENA: Goddess of War” actor Kim Min Jong have been confirmed for upcoming drama “IRIS 2” by Taewon Entertainment, the production company behind “IRIS,” “ATHENA: Goddess of War,” and “IRIS 2.”
Kim Yeong Cheol will reprise his role as Baek San who was the standing deputy director and true person in charge of South Korea’s National Security Service but also led secret organization IRIS’s infiltration of the National Security Service and attempt to derail unification.
Kim Seung Woo will reprise his role as Park Cheol Young who was the head of the North Korean security team and also North Korea’s liaison to South Korea.
Kim Min Jong will reprise his role as Kim Ki Soo who was a former North Korean intelligence agent who defects to South Korea and works for the National Security Service.
In 2009, KBS aired drama “IRIS” was a hit with A-list stars Lee Byeong Hun, Kim Tae Hee, Kim Yeong Cheol, Jung Joon Ho, Kim So Yeon, Kim Seong Woo, and Big Bang‘s T.O.P., and a thrilling plot centered around South Korea’s secret National Security Service team’s work in preempting foreign threats, assassination attempts, another secret organization called IRIS, and the politics of reunification.
“IRIS 2” which is scheduled to be aired in February 2013 will focus on Baek San’s arrest and explaining the origins and activities of IRIS. Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae have been confirmed as leads for “IRIS 2.”