Rising actor Go Kyung-pyo has confirmed his lead role in tvN’s new series titled Cross (previously called Cross: God’s Gift), a medical revenge drama about a man who becomes a doctor to take revenge on a murderer who killed his father. The upcoming series will mark his second leading role in a television drama following Strongest Deliveryman.
The actor will play Kang In-kyu, a man who was emotionally scarred by the murder of his father 15 years ago and has since then promised to retaliate against the murderer. He becomes a doctor for that purpose and goes to work at a prison in order to watch his father’s murderer closely and realize his goal. He plans to use his knowledge of medicine to kill the criminal but he ends up having to save his life instead.
Veteran actor Cho Jae-hyun (Solomon’s Perjury) has also been confirmed to play a major supporting character named Go Jung-hoon. He is the chief of an organ transplant center at a hospital where Kang In-kyu starts out as a first-year resident and is a renowned liver transplant doctor considered as the best in the world. As someone who does not always show his sincerity, he builds up a friendly relationship and tension with Kang In-kyu as they become entangled with each other’s life.
Meanwhile, Jeon So-min (Drinking Solo) will potentially play the heroine. She has been offered to play an organ transplant coordinator and daughter of Cho Jae-hyun’s character.
Cross will be broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays in January next year after Rude Miss Young-ae Season 16 which will follow currently airing Because This Is My First Life. With PD Shin Yong-hwi of Tunnel as the director and Choi Min-suk of films such as My Brilliant Life and Blind as the screenwriter, the production team of the series said that they are preparing a high-quality drama that will be made with a refreshing direction, gripping story, and outstanding performance by the actors to meet the expectations of the viewers.