Actor Lee Jun Ki may be making a return to historical dramas after two years! His last sageuk drama was MBC’s “Arang and the Magistrate” in 2012.
Lee Jun Ki has been offered the lead role in KBS 2TV’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama “The Joseon Gunman” (working title), which is scheduled to be broadcast in the second half of the year.
According to a broadcasting representative, “Lee Jun Ki’s side is communicating positively with us. Although a formal contract has yet to be signed, it is highly likely that Lee Jun Ki will be the lead of this drama.”
The representative added that Lee Jun Ki has successive hits with each of his sageuk projects, from “The King and the Clown,” “Iljimae,” to “Arang and the Magistrate,” and that fans will welcome his appearance in another sageuk. Filming for “The Joseon Gunman” is likely to begin in mid-April.
Meanwhile, Lee Jun Ki’s new agency, Namoo Actors, has stated, “We have received the proposal and are considering the role, but it is still too early to talk about his appearance.”
“The Joseon Gunman” is set in 19th century Joseon, and tells the story of Joseon’s greatest swordsman who ditches the sword and is reborn as a gunslinger following the death of his father and younger sister. The role that Lee Jun Ki received is for the lead character Park Yoon Kang. The drama will also depict the confusion and conflict, courage and pain experienced by the youth of the enlightenment era.
“The Joseon Gunman” will be directed by PD Kim Jung Man (“The Princess’ Man”) and co-written by Lee Jung Woo (“Legend of the Patriots”) and Han Hee Jung (“Missing Case of National Assembly Member Jung Chi Sung”).
Actor Han Joo Wan has already confirmed his role as Kim Ho Kyung in “The Joseon Gunman.” The drama will follow after “Golden Cross” (which airs after “Age of Feeling”) and has a broadcast date set for the end of June.
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