The actor’s last drama was “Scandal,” a year and a half ago.
“Hwajung” will depict the struggle for power in the political setting of Joseon dynasty. Kim Jae Won will portray King Injo, the 16th King of Joseon, who becomes King after taking down King Gwanghae. Actor Cha Seung Won will portray Gwanghae. Lee Yeon Hee will star in the role of Princess Jungmyung, the half sister of Gwanghae.
“Hwajung” will premiere in April, after the completion of “Shine or Go Crazy,” on MBC. It will be directed by Kim Sang Ho of “Couple or Trouble,” while the script will be written by screenwriter Kim Yi Young, who wrote “Yi San” and “Dong Yi.“