Former Super Junior member Kim Ki Bum is officially back on the drama scene!
On April 20, the cast and crew for the upcoming drama “Liquor King” (tentative title) held their first script reading. The IPTV drama mini-series is due to run about eight episodes long, and will star Kim Ki Bum, Chinese actress Yu Li Na, Lee Do Kyung, Lee Byung Joon, Myung Kye Nam, and more.
Kim Ki Bum is cast as the lovesick Geum Dong, who decides to become a liquor king in order to get revenge after losing his girlfriend. Yu Li Na will play the role of his love interest, Da Hae, who loves and is devoted to Geum Dong. Even at the first script reading, the two lead actors showed off how easily they became immersed with their characters.
The mini-series will give viewers a glimpse into Korea’s lucrative world of alcohol, telling the story of men who try to seize control of Gangnam’s drinking entertainment market which is worth 12 trillion won (approximately $10.5 billion).
Meanwhile, Kim Ki Bum officially left Super Junior and parted ways amicably with SM Entertainment last year, after being on hiatus from group activities since 2009.