Jo Yeo Jeong Confirmed As Lead For New KBS Drama + Kim Kang Woo In Talks

Jo Yeo Jeong will be returning with a new drama!

On August 22, High Entertainment announced, “Jo Yeo Jeong has been cast for KBS 2TV’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘9.9 Billion Woman’ (literal title) for the role of Jung Seo Yeon.”

“9.9 Billion Woman” is a story of a woman who faces the world after coincidentally getting her hands on 9.9 billion won (approximately $8.2 million) in cash. Jo Yeo Jeong will be playing Jung Seo Yeon, the woman who holds the key to the 9.9 billion won in cash. Jung Seo Yeon’s family suffers from her father’s violence, and although she temporarily finds happiness with an affectionate man after leaving her prison-like home, she becomes resigned to her fate as she continues to wander in search of happiness.

Recently, Jo Yeo Jeong captivated audiences with her acting in “Parasite” through her role of the innocent woman Choi Yeon Kyo. She also showcased her broad range of acting skills through her role of Seo Eun Joo in JTBC’s “Beautiful World.”

Furthermore, Kim Kang Woo is in talks to join the drama. A source from King Entertainment revealed, “‘9.9 Billion Woman’ is one of the projects he is currently considering.”

Kim Kang Woo has been offered the role of the ex-cop Kang Tae Woo, who is trying to dig up the truth about his younger sibling’s death. Back in 2012, Kim Kang Woo and Jo Yeo Jeong acted together in “Haeundae Lovers.” If Kim Kang Woo accepts the offer, this will be their first time reuniting in a drama in seven years.

“9.9 Billion Woman” will be directed by producing director (PD) Kim Young Jo, who directed “Hwarang,” “Oh My Geum Bi,” and “Jang Young Sil.” The drama will be written by scriptwriter Han Ji Hoon, who wrote “Night Light,” “Temptation,” “Time Between Dog and Wolf,” and “Dr. Jin.”

“9.9 Billion Woman” is set to air sometime in the second half of this year.

In the meantime, watch Jo Yeo Jeong in “Beautiful World” below!

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