Lee Tae Hwan Aspires To Be Something More In Upcoming Historical Drama
“Secret Royal Inspector” is a comic mystery drama about a secret royal inspector who goes undercover in the provinces to bring justice, uncover corruption, and solve the people’s problems. A secret royal inspector was a real government position in the Joseon dynasty, specially appointed by the king.
Kim Myung Soo plays Sung Yi Kyum, a public official at the Hongmungwan (Office of Special Advisors) who becomes appointed to the position of secret royal inspector. Kwon Nara plays Hong Da In, a damo (a woman who works for a Joseon government office) who is in disguise as a gisaeng (courtesan trained in music and the arts).
In the drama, Lee Tae Hwan takes the role of Sung Yi Bum, Sung Yi Kyum’s half-brother. Sung Yi Bum aspires to fulfill his dreams of moving up the ladder, but he gradually starts to change because of the sad reality that he can’t surpass his status.
In the newly released stills from the upcoming drama, Lee Tae Hwan exudes a charismatic aura as the strong and quiet Sung Yi Bum. Despite his rough nature, his eyes are deep with sadness, and viewers are curious to find out about his mysterious backstory.
Sung Yi Bum will portray an affectionate yet edgy bromance with Sung Yi Kyum, and he will also touch hearts with his faithful love for one woman.
“Secret Royal Inspector” premieres on December 21 at 9:30 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, watch Lee Tae Hwan in “Touch“: