Promising actor Jang Seung-jo has officially become part of the lead cast of the new series Snowdrop (working title) and is set to act alongside K-pop idol Jisoo and rookie star Kim Hye-yoon.
An official from Jang’s agency Ace Factory shared on August 26, “Jang Seung-jo will join the upcoming drama Snowdrop in a starring role.”
In 2014, Jang Seung-jo made his television acting debut in the OCN drama Quiz from God 4. He went on to play supporting parts in Liar Game (2014), Hwajung (2015), Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), and The Roots of Throne (2015–2016) before he landed his first main role in My Son-in-Law’s Woman in 2016. Then, Jang took on notable major roles in Money Flower (2017–2018), Familiar Wife (2018), and Chocolate (2019–2020). In the recently wrapped-up JTBC crime-drama The Good Detective (2020), Jang displayed his acting prowess opposite veteran actor Son Hyun-joo.
With this exciting development, expectations are shooting up for what level of entertainment Jang and the two previously confirmed female leads are going to present on prime-time television. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is on to make her small-screen debut, while Kim Hye-yoon (Extraordinary You) is set to reunite with the makers of the satirical drama SKY Castle (2018–2019) in the forthcoming series. Earlier, actor Jung Hae-in (A Piece of Your Mind) has also received an offer to star as a male lead, but he has not confirmed his participation yet.
Snowdrop will be helmed by director Jo Hyun-tak of Secret Healer (2016) and penned by screenwriter Yoo Hyun-mi of Golden Cross (2014), who have already worked together in SKY Castle. The drama is under discussion to broadcast on JTBC.