Byun Yo-han might make his small-screen comeback soon!
Byun’s agency Saram Entertainment confirmed industry reports that the actor has received an offer to star in the upcoming drama Snow White Must Die (literal translation). He is currently said to be reviewing the script. If he accepts the offer, this will mark Byun’s drama comeback in three years.
Snow White Must Die is an adaptation of a bestselling mystery novel of the same name by German author Nele Neuhaus. It tells the story of two detectives who investigate mysterious happenings in a small village. Through these investigations, the story will expose the dark and ugly sides of human nature. The writers of the show will attempt to adapt the drama to match Korean sensibilities.
Byun Yo-han has been offered the role of Go Jung-woo, someone who used to be so smart as a young student that he got early admission into medical school. After graduating, he goes on a trip that changes his life and turns into a murderer. After 11 years, Jung-woo is released from prison and returns to his hometown to face the truth of what happened all those years ago.
Byun is best known for starring in the dramas Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014), The Roots of Throne (2015–2016), and Mr. Sunshine (2018). The latter was his last television project three years ago and is one of the highest-rated Korean cable dramas of all time. In March this year, Byun appeared in the film The Book of Fish, whose director won the Grand Prize at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Snow White Must Die will be produced by Hidden Sequence, a drama production company launched by Lee Jae-moon, producer of dramas Misaeng (2014) and Signal (2016). So far, they have Save Me (2017), Save Me 2 (2019), and the currently-airing Imitation to their credit.