Jin Seon-kyu is being courted for an exciting potential team-up with The Fiery Priest (2019) star Kim Nam-gil.
On May 20, an official from L’ July Entertainment, Jin’s agency, told media, “Jin Seon-kyu is affirmatively reviewing the proposal to appear in SBS’s new drama Those Who Read Hearts of Evil (working title).”
Those Who Read Hearts of Evil is a crime-thriller series based on Kwon Il-yong and Go Na-moo’s book of the same title about South Korea’s first criminal profiler Kwon Il-yong. The drama will revolve around the criminal behavior analysis team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police’s Scientific Investigation Department and the detectives of the mobile investigation unit. It is set in a time where crimes of serial killers are at their peak, leading to the rise of criminal profilers. Kim is in talks for the lead role of profiler Song Ha-yeong, while actress Kim So-jin (Marriage Contract) is also in discussions to join the cast.
According to industry insiders, Jin has been proposed to play Kook Young-soo, head of the criminal behavior analysis team. Young-soo is a person who is not swayed by authority and formality.
After starring in the Netflix hit film Space Sweepers (2021), Jin Seon-kyu made a cameo appearance in his co-star Song Joong-ki’s drama Vincenzo (2021) not long after. Aside from the Netflix-exclusive series Kingdom (seasons 1 and 2/2019, 2020), the actor has only been making cameos and guest appearances in dramas over the years. If he accepts the role, Those Who Read Hearts of Evil will mark his official comeback in television projects, six years after his appearance in The Roots of Throne in 2015.
Those Who Read Hearts of Evil is scheduled to air on SBS in the second half of the year.