Lee Jong-suk to appear in joint drama series
Wellmade Yedang, the actor’s agency, said in a press release on Wednesday, “Lee has finalized his appearance in the upcoming Korean-Chinese joint drama series. He has received many offers so far but decided to work with producer Jin Hyuk, whom he worked with early in his career.”
Both Lee and Jin worked together on “Prosecutor Princess” (2010) and “Doctor Stranger” (2014).
“Prosecutor Princess” was a debut project for Lee.
Jin also took the helm of other popular drama series such as “The Master’s Sun” (2013).
The upcoming drama series is tentatively titled “Jade Lover” and will reportedly have a budget of about 40 billion won ($34 million).
“Jade Lover” is a fantasy romantic comedy set in 1930, and DMG, the production company of “Iron Man 3,” invested in the drama series, too.
Lee soared to stardom in China with his drama series “I Hear Your Voice” (2013) and “Pinocchio” (2014-15).
“Lee is ready to go with a new project. He took a break after finishing the drama series ‘Pinocchio’ earlier this year. He is also reviewing scripts to choose his next project after ‘Jade Lover’,” the agency said.
By Sung So-young