Namgoong Min Confirmed To Star In MBC's Upcoming Blockbuster Drama

Namgoong Min has confirmed his casting in the upcoming MBC drama “Black Sun” (working title).

Back in November, Namgoong Min was reported to be in talks for “Black Sun,” which had garnered attention due to its reported 15 billion won budget (about $13.7 million). The drama is set to be a 12-episode project about a top agent at the National Intelligence Service (NIS). After going missing a year ago, he joins a crime syndicate in order to find the traitor who was responsible for his downfall.

Namgoong Min has been cast in the lead role as Han Ji Hyuk, the top field agent in the NIS. He is held in awe by his colleagues for his perfect record and skill at completing missions. He had been driving an organized crime syndicate into a corner when he vanished off the face of the earth, but he returns a year later to shake up the syndicate once more.

Namgoong Min has built up his career in solid roles like “Stove League,” “Doctor Prisoner,” “Distorted,” “Good Manager,” “Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim,” “Remember,” and more. This will be his first time playing an agent of the National Intelligence Service, as well as his first MBC drama since “Hur Jun, the Original Story” seven years ago.

“Black Sun” is based on Park Suk Ho’s prize-winning work at the 2018 MBC drama script competition. Dramas that have won this competition in the past include “Kkondae Intern,” “She Knows Everything,” “Radiant Office,” and “The Guardian.” “Black Sun” will be directed by Kim Sung Yong, who has directed “The Flower in Prison” and “My Healing Love.”

“Black Sun” is set to premiere in the second half of 2021.

Check out Namgoong Min in his current drama “Awaken” below!

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