Jang Dong Yoon, Park Sung Hoon, And Kam Woo Sung Confirm Casting For Fantasy Historical Drama
“Joseon Exorcist” (literal title) will be a fantasy-action sageuk (Korean historical drama) that takes place after the establishment of the Joseon dynasty and tells the story of the undead who come back to life after being killed by the royal family. Writer Park Kye Ok (“Doctor Prisoner“) and producing director Shin Kyung Soo (“Six Flying Dragons,” “Nokdu Flower”) will be working together on the drama.
Kam Woo Sung has been cast as King Taejong, who sets out to control the evil spirits who have been reincarnated inside the kingdom. A coldblooded monarch who doesn’t hesitate to dirty his hands in order to strengthen his royal authority, he is proud to have helped his father establish the Joseon dynasty. However, deep inside he harbors a sense of guilt at the slaughter he took part in. In order to protect the country he worked so hard to establish, he will begin his final battle against the evil spirits who are upending the kingdom.
Kam Woo Sung commented, “It’s always exciting to work with amazing producers and wonderful actors. It’s a good feeling to greet everyone again through my first sageuk in 10 years. We will work hard together to present viewers with an enjoyable and thrilling production, so please look forward to it.”
Jang Dong Yoon has been cast as Prince Chungnyeong, who dives into war to protect Joseon from the evil spirits. Although he spent his life with his nose stuck in books, he ends up facing reality when Joseon is thrown into danger. Once out of touch with the world, Prince Chungnyeong will turn over a new leaf as a true sovereign.
Jang Dong Yoon said, “I’m extremely excited and honored to be working with such a good director, writer, and senior actors. Although it isn’t an easy role, I’ll take it as an opportunity to grow as an actor.”
Park Sung Hoon will play Prince Yangnyeong, who enters into a dangerous contract with the evil spirit to protect the ones he loves. As the first son of the king, he is the successor to the throne, but he lives with the constant worry that he won’t be able to get his father’s approval. Having always fallen short of his father’s expectations, Yangnyeong begins to stray and runs into danger due to his desire to protect what is his.
Park Sung Hoon commented, “I was drawn to the drama through Park Kye Ok’s alluring script as well as my absolute faith in director Shin Kyung Soo. It’s an honor to work together with actors whom I have always admired. I’m immersing myself in filming with a desire to learn. We’re working hard to create a high quality production, so please look forward to it.”
“Joseon Exorcist” will air sometime in 2021.
In the meantime, watch Jang Dong Yoon in “Search” below: