On 14 June, it was revealed through several news sources that Ji Chang Wook is “favourably considering” a lead role in a new tvN cable drama to be penned by writer Jang Hyuk Rin (“Reset”; “Yongpal”), with the working title of “K2.”
The director for this drama will be Kwak Jung Hwan (“Sang Doo, Let’s Go To School”; “Chuno”). “K2”, along with the drama “Tomorrow With You” starring Han Ji Min, are currently being considered for a broadcast time slot in September following “The Good Wife” on Friday and Saturday nights. “K2” is a revenge story about “a bodyguard who loved his country and colleagues but was abandoned by them, and the illegitimate daughter of a powerful election candidate who even uses love for revenge.”
Note: Glorious Entertainment has only confirmed that Ji Chang Wook is still considering “K2” and several other drama scripts at present. We will update this post as soon as further news is released.
10 July Update: According to several news reports today, it has been reported that both Ji Chang Wook and Song Yoon Ah have confirmed their roles for “K2” (working title). The two stars met up with the production team last week to discuss the story. Song Yoon Ah will be portraying the role of Choi Yoo Jin, the wife of a front-runner election candidate and the eldest daughter of JB Group; she is not the “hidden daughter” role that still has yet to be cast. Ji Chang Wook will play the role of Kim Jae Ha (K2), a JSS special bodyguard scouted by Choi Yoo Jin, and will carry out anything he is commanded to do without hesitation. He was formerly an elite mercenary soldier from a defence corporation known as People’s Military Company (PMC), which is one of the best in the world.
The drama will be produced by HB Entertainment and helmed by director Kwak Jung Hwan whose past works include KBS’ “Chuno” and TVN’s “Basketball”.
Shortly after reports of his “confirmation”, Glorious Entertainment released a statement saying “It’s true that this is a project that he’s considering, but his appearance is not confirmed yet,” so it seems like we still need to wait a little longer. The drama is scheduled to air after “The Good Wife” ends in September on TVN. We will update as more information is known.