It has been confirmed now that Yeon Jung Hoon will lead the upcoming KBS historical saga entitled ‘Dasan Jeong Yak Yong’. On August 1st, Yeon Jung Hoon’s agency 935 Entertainment gave their confirmation regarding the casting news. “Yeon Jung Hoon will be playing the role as Jeong Yak Yong; the main lead of the KBS drama ‘Dasan Jeong Yak Yong’ that is scheduled to be aired around early next year. Yeon Jung Hoon is currently focusing on his preparation for the filming of the drama.”
In the drama, he will be portraying the life of intellectual figure named Jeong Yak Yong who has remarkable talent and knowledge in Confucian classics and poetry since early age. The story will be about his fights to carry out the reformation policy for the new future of Joseon.
This will be his first lead role in historical genre after 18 years ever since his debut. Only his casting has been confirmed for now. Actor Ryu Jin who was also offered to play for the role of King Jeongjo is yet to give his decision for his involvement in the drama. The filming will start on October and it is planned to be aired on January 2017 via KBS1 with total of 36 episodes.
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