Choi Jin-hyuk in talks to star in new drama ‘Zombie Detective’

Just after the wrap-up of his action drama Rugal, actor Choi Jin-hyuk is already being courted to lead the upcoming KBS2 series Zombie Detective, a source from the station revealed on the 20th.

Zombie Detective will tell the survival story of a zombie who takes on a new human identity and struggles to live amongst ordinary people.

Choi Jin-hyuk has been offered the role of the male protagonist who goes into hiding in the mountainside and does not have any memory of his past. He humbly accepts his fate but in order to blend in, he develops his locomotor skills and adjusts his speech patterns to mimic a human being. After four years, he comes across a corpse with no family or friends and decides to take on its form. He later finds out that he has suited up as Kim Moo-young, CEO of a private investigation firm. Then begins his quest of mystery-solving as he attempts to fit in with a newfound identity.

Choi has received positive attention from viewers for his role in the 2013 drama The Heirs (also known as The Inheritors) where he starred alongside actors Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye. He went on to display his remarkable acting skills in many small-screen appearances and has recently landed lead roles in well-received projects such as the KBS2 legal drama Justice (2019) and the aforementioned webtoon-based OCN crime series Rugal (2020).

Zombie Detective commits to deliver a new form of entertainment by depicting a refreshing and unique fictional character with an unfortunate backstory who exudes both a sexy and wild charisma. The tale will be helmed by director Shim Jae-hyun of The Producers (2015) and penned by scriptwriter Baek Eun-jin of Ssunday Seoul (2006).

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