Award-winning actor Choi Jin-hyuk has been roped in to join the production of tvN’s new comedy-fantasy sageuk (historical drama) Queen Cheorin.
Queen Cheorin will follow the story of Jang Bong-hwan, a modern-day chef working at the Blue House who suddenly finds his spirit in the Joseon period, trapped in the body of Queen So-yong (Shin Hye-sun, Angel’s Last Mission: Love), a dutiful royalty. While stuck in an unusual predicament, he comes across the seemingly gentle yet secretive and strong-willed King Cheoljong (Kim Jung-hyun, Crash Landing on You), the all-powerful Queen Sunwon (Bae Jong-ok, Graceful Family), and Sunwon’s extremely ambitious brother Kim Jwa-geun (Kim Tae-woo, The Tale of Nokdu).
An official from the drama bureau, who disclosed the casting news through media outlets, also shared, “Choi Jin-hyuk‘s special appearance [in the drama is made possible] by his connection to someone in the production team of Queen Cheorin. He will play an important role in the series, so we hope that you look forward to the show and watch his performance.”
Choi Jin-hyuk’s first introduction to the industry was as the winner of the 2006 KBS talent show Survival Star Audition. Since his debut, he has joined the cast of many notable dramas, including Gu Family Book (2013), The Heirs (2013), Tunnel (2017), and Rugal (2020), to name a few. He is currently entertaining fans and viewers with his portrayal of the odd yet likable titular character in the KBS2 series Zombie Detective. With only two episodes left in its run, Choi is reportedly planning to grace the small screen next in Queen Cheorin.
Queen Cheorin, directed by Yoon Sung-shik and written by Park Gye-ok and Choi Ah-il, is slated to air in December.