‘Black Sun’ finds lead cast in Namkoong Min, Park Ha-sun, Kim Ji-eun

MBC’s upcoming espionage-action series Black Sun has found its main cast in actors Namkoong Min (Awaken), Park Ha-sun (No, Thank You), and Kim Ji-eun (Strangers from Hell).

Black Sun will revolve around the best agent of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) who goes missing while chasing after an organized crime syndicate. A year later, he returns to uncover the truth behind his sabotage by joining a syndicate. The drama is one of MBC’s most-anticipated projects this year, having reportedly cost 15 billion KRW to produce. Nam has long been confirmed his role as Han Ji-hyuk, NIS’s best field agent, who is admired by his colleagues because of his thorough and meticulous ability to finish his missions. However, he disappeared after driving a crime organization into a crisis overnight and then came back after a year to shake the organization once more.

Park Ha-sun has also decided to join the cast as the female protagonist Seo Soo-yeon, Ji-hyuk’s colleague, who cares deeply for the people she works with. Han Ji-hyuk and Seo Soo-yeon are both team leaders at the Crime Information Integration Center. The actress shared through her agency KeyEast, “It’s an honor to join this drama. I’m looking forward to showing you a different image that I haven’t shown before. I will work hard to prepare to meet you with a new range of acting.”

In addition, Kim Ji-eun was also cast as Ji-hyuk’s work partner Yoo Je-yi, one of the agency’s promising agents. The rising rookie actress got the role through an audition and is also expected to show her chemistry with Namkoong Min. The actress said through her agency HB Entertainment, “I am grateful and happy to be [a] part of a good drama. And I am honored to be able to work with Namkoong Min and Park Ha-sun sunbaenim [Korean term for seniors]. I will do my best to show a good acting performance by working hard during filming.”

Black Sun, written by Park Seok-ho, is the winner of the 2018 MBC drama screenplay competition. The series is helmed by director Kim Sung-yong and will be broadcast on MBC in the second half of the year as a 12-episode drama.

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It was Princess Lulu who first introduced her to Korean dramas but it was Yoon Ji-hoo from Boys Over Flowers who enticed her to stay in K-dramaland. She writes news and features for Kdramapal, which combines two of her most favorite things in the world—writing and K-dramas (look who's living the dream). The name Luna literally translates to "moon" and nothing special; she just likes writing at night.

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