Actress Han Go-eun and former 9Muses member Park Kyung-ri (mononymously known as Kyungri) will be joining the cast of JTBC’s new drama Undercover.
On July 14, Han Go-eun has been confirmed to appear in the series as Agent Go Yoon-joo, one of the supporting roles. Meanwhile, Park Kyung-ri’s agency, YNK Entertainment, announced that she “will appear in the JTBC drama Undercover as the younger version of one of the characters [Go Yoon-jo].”
Based on the BBC drama of the same name, Undercover tells the story of an undercover agent, Han Jung-hyun, who works at the National Intelligence Service (NIS). During one mission, he falls for a human rights lawyer, Choi Yeon-soo, and eventually marries her. However, his identity as a secret agent becomes at risk of being revealed when his wife is nominated for a position at the Civil Servant Corruption Investigations Unit.
Han first debuted as a movie actress, but she has been relatively more active in TV drama projects. This will be her first series after two years, following her last appearance in Fluttering Warning back in 2018. Meanwhile, Park debuted as an idol back in 2012 as one of the members of the K-pop girl group 9Muses. She has appeared in various web dramas, but her last series appearance was back in 2017 in Borg Mom, making this her first drama after three years. Last January, Park signed an exclusive contract with YNK Entertainment.
Recently, it was reported that Ji Jin-hee (Designated Survivor: 60 Days) will be playing the role of Han Jung-hyun, and Kim Hyun-joo (WATCHER) will star opposite him as Choi Yeon-soo. Other actors who have been confirmed as cast members are Yeon Woo-jin (I Wanna Hear Your Song), who will play the young Han Jung-hyun, and Han Sun-hwa (Backstreet Rookie), who will play the young Choi Yeon-soo.
Undercover will premiere in JTBC in the early half of 2021. PD Song Hyun-wook of award-winning Another Miss Oh (2016) and The Beauty Inside (2018) will be directing the series. The drama is written by Baek Cheol-hyun, Song Ja-hoon, and Jung Hye-eun.