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Song Il-gook and Kim Sang-kyung, two handsome faces to lead new period drama, 'Jang Yeong-sil - Drama'

2015/10/14 Source

KBS' new period drama "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" has confirmed the two leading actors: Song Il-gook and Kim Sang-kyung.

Song Il-gook has already been confirmed for his role as Jang Yeong-sil in "Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" earlier. Kim Sang-kyung, who will play King Sejong, is currently adjusting the details of his filming schedule.

"Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" is a new genre, historical science human drama that KBS is going to experiment for the first time. The drama will depict the life of the genius scientist Jang Yeong-sil in the 15th century in Joseon, who was born in a lowly family during the era when the Confucianism was regarded as the only way to live, and almost ended up living his entire life as a slave forever under the historic social circumstances.

Song Il-gook 's character, Jang Yeong-sil is a genius scientist in Joseon who invented pluviometer and water clock in Joseon Dynasty. Kim Sang-kyung's character, King Sejong is the fourth King in Joseon Dynasty, who practiced the cultural policy that encouraged the scientists to invent practical scientific tools helpful for people's daily life.

Both Song Il-gook and Kim Sang-kyung are the trusted actors for their prowess in period dramas. The period dramas including 'Emperor of The Sea' "Jumong" 'Land of wind' starring Song Il-gook were all successful. Kim Sang-kyung played the same role King Sejong in 'The Great King Sejong', 2008 previously. How he will present his role as King Sejong this time is also drawing attention.

"Jang Yeong-sil - Drama" is currently slated to be broadcast in January next year.

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