Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won Confirmed to Star in Upcoming Drama “Yong Pal”


On June 12, the producers of SBS‘s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama “Yong Pal” officially stated, “Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won are confirmed as the leads for ‘Yong Pal.'”

Kim Tae Hee commented, “I have wanted to try acting as a chaebol (conglomerate) heiress and will show viewers a new character. I am very excited because it has been a while since my last Korean project.”

Joo Won shared, “After reading the synopsis and script I was charmed by the writer’s writing skills and creativity. I will work hard as I trust the director.”

“Yong Pal” is about a talented doctor who makes house calls to shady individuals as long as they are rich. He doesn’t reject any offers regardless of the location or client in order to make more money. Eventually he visits the chaebol heiress who is described as being asleep in a hospital. It appears as though she has some mystery ailment. The drama describes itself as a spectacular and unique melodrama. New writer Jang Hyuk Rin and PD Lee Dong Hoon of “God’s Gift – 14 Days” will be helming this drama.

Joo Won will be acting as third-year general surgery resident Kim Tae Hyun. Due to his younger sister’s costly dialysis treatments, he is mired in debt. In order to pay for these treatments he begins to work as a visiting doctor and makes secret house calls to wealthy patients. While working for various individuals including gangsters, his life is at risk with the police chasing after him. Kim Tae Hee’s character is more of a mystery. It has been revealed that she is a chaebol heiress and Joo Won will be making a house call, but the reason has not been exposed yet. The supporting cast has yet to be finalized.

“Yong Pal” will air after “Mask” ends its run in August.

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