Yang Se Jong Confirmed To Appear In Upcoming Historical Drama

Yang Se Jong has confirmed his new project!

Back in October, it was reported that Yang Se Jong would be starring in JTBC’s new historical drama “My Country” (literal translation). At the time, his agency had stated that he was only in talks for the role. Earlier this month, Woo Do Hwan was also said to be in talks for the same drama.

On December 18, JTBC’s “My Country” confirmed that Yang Se Jong had been cast in the role of Seo Hwi. Written by Chae Seung Dae and directed by Kim Jin Won, “My Country” tells the story of three people who try to protect their love from the vortex of history.

The drama takes place between the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty and is said to be a historical action drama. Yang Se Jong’s character, Seo Hwi, is the son of a general under Yi Seong-gye, the first king of Joseon. As the son of a fierce general who conquers the northern regions in the name of his king, Seo Hwi is uncompromising when it comes to injustice. However, he also stays cheerful in the face of a world that has gone to hell.

This will be Yang Se Jong’s first leading role in a historical drama. It is expected to premiere sometime in the second half of 2019.

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Edit: A previous version of this article mistakenly stated that this was Yang Se Jong’s first historical drama. The actor has previously appeared in “Saimdang, Light’s Diary.”

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