Song Kang Ho Confirmed For His First Drama In 32 Years
Song Kang Ho is returning to the small screen after 32 years!
The new drama series “Uncle Sam Sik” (literal title) is a drama that tells the story of desire and bromance of two men, Uncle Sam Sik and Kim San, who survived the turbulent period of the early 1960s in Korea.
Song Kang Ho has been actively communicating with the audience through the big screen for the past 32 years. In May 2022, he became the first Korean male actor to win Best Actor at the Cannes International Film festival through the film “Broker.” This raises anticipation for the drama that Song Kang Ho chose to star in for the first time in 32 years.
In addition to this, “Uncle Sam Sik” is a drama where Song Kang Ho and director Shin Yeon Sik will collaborate once again after working together on two upcoming projects “One Win” and “Cobweb” (working titles) in succession. Starring Song Kang Ho as a lead role, “One Win” will be Korea’s first volleyball film, which director Shin Yeon Sik took charge of directing, writing, and producing. Director Shin Yeon Sik also co-produced and participated in the script writing for the film “Cobweb,” which is directed by Kim Ji Woon.
A source from the production company Slingshot Studio remarked, “Sam Sik, the main character of the 10-part drama series ‘Uncle Sam Sik,’ has a diverse narrative. Needless to say, it is expected that actor Song Kang Ho will breathe life into this character with exuberance. We will produce and present a high quality well-made drama to the viewers.”
The broadcast schedule for “Uncle Sam Sik” is under discussion.
Watch Song Kang Ho in “A Taxi Driver” with subtitles below!