Lee Da Hae and Jang Hyuk have been confirmed as leads in upcoming drama “IRIS 2” by Taewon Entertainment, the production company behind KBS drama “IRIS” and SBS spinoff drama “ATHENA: Goddess of War.” The two stars were also ill-fated love interests in the 2010 KBS drama “Chuno” (also known as “The Slave Hunters“).
Earlier, it had been reported that Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae had been considering roles in the drama. Today, it was confirmed that they will take the leads in “IRIS 2.”
Jang Hyuk will be playing the role of Yu Geon who is the TF-A Team leader under South Korea’s National Security Service, who while in charge of dealing with the events surrounding Baek San and IRIS, begins a desperate struggle for his life, and gets caught up in events that fatefully change his life. Jang Hyuk, in the role, will go from being warm and humane to cold and dispassionate.
Lee Da Hae will be playing the role of Ji Su Yeon who is a gold medalist in pistol shooting, and becomes a TF-A Team agent under South Korea’s National Security Service. Lee Da Hae will be doing her own action scenes for the drama. Lee Da Hae’s character is normally off the wall, but shows unusual abilities in carrying out her missions.
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.