SBS announces the cast of ‘Haechi’

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SBS announces the cast of ‘Haechi’

Actors Jung Il-woo, Kwon Yul and Go A-ra have been cast in the upcoming SBS drama “Haechi,” the company announced Thursday.

The drama, which is set to premiere in February, is a historical series that tells the story of Prince Lee-geum, who was the son of a low-class mother. Together with Park Mun-su, a young man who has long been preparing for the civil service exam, Yeo-ji, a hard-working female inspector, and Dal-mun, a rowdy guy from the streets, the prince seeks to claim the throne.

Jung will be playing the role of the prince, who is smart and zealous, but is discriminated against for his lower class. Kwon will play the role of Park, a passionate man who seeks justice and aims to protect the weak and the poor. And Ko will play Yeo-ji, who a very talented inspector who speaks Korean, Japanese and Chinese, but is discriminated against for her gender.

The drama is written by Kim Yi-young, who was behind MBC’s popular historical series “Yi San” (2007-8) and “Dong Yi” (2010), and is directed by Lee Yong-suk, known for SBS dramas “Iljimae” (2008) and “Wife Returns” (2009-10).

By Yeo Ye-rim

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