Lee Jong Suk Confirmed for New Medical Drama “Doctor Stranger,” Also Starring Park Hae Jin
Lee Jong Suk will be returning to dramas as a lead for SBS’s upcoming “Doctor Stranger,” his first medical drama, according to Wellmade Entertainment in an announcement made on February 5. Also starring in the drama is Park Hae Jin, who is currently appearing in “Man From the Stars.”
“Doctor Stranger” is a story about Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk), who was kidnapped and taken to North Korea with his doctor father, and was raised as a doctor. He then escapes to South Korea and finds a job at a hospital, but doesn’t fit in and spends his days at work as a stranger.
Following his recent characters from the SBS drama “I Hear Your Voice,” the movies “The Face Reader” and “No Breathing,” and others, it will be exciting to see Lee Jong Suk in his first role as a doctor. The actor said, “I’m really excited about the opportunity to portray the character of Park Hoon. As my character is a surgeon and has a very specialized job, I’m doing a lot to prepare for the role. I’m doing my best in order to portray a mature character, so please stay tuned.”
“Doctor Stranger” will air in April following the end of “God’s Gift – 14 Days.” It is a collaboration between director Jin Hyuk (“Brilliant Legacy,” “Prosecutor Princess,” “City Hunter,” “Master’s Sun”) and writer Park Jin Woo (“Conspiracy in the Court,” “The Kingdom of the Winds”).