Jung Woo might make his drama comeback through a Netflix original series!
A representative from the actor’s agency BH entertainment told media outlets that the actor is currently reviewing a casting offer from the Netflix series Exemplary Family. The series is set to be helmed by Kim Jin-woo, who directed the second season of another Netflix series, Love Alarm.
Exemplary Family tells the story of a family that gets involved with a drug ring. Jung Woo has been offered the lead role of Park Dong-ha, a college lecturer who is kind but timid and an incompetent head of the family consisting of his wife and two kids. When his wife files for a divorce, the family faces a crisis and lands up in a mess involving five billion won and two dead bodies. The show explores how an ordinary family that is already facing a crisis, deals with unexpected twists, dangerous missions, and financial bankruptcy to become a real exemplary family. Park Dong-ha realizes the value of his family and transforms into a responsible father and husband.
Jung Woo began his acting career by doing minor roles in films before receiving critical acclaim in movies like Spare (2008) and Wish (2009). In 2013, he starred in the romantic family drama You Are the Best! He followed it up with his role as a clumsy and scatterbrained medical student nicknamed sseuraegi (trash) in Reply 1994 (2013). The show went on to become one of the highest-rated dramas in Korean cable television history and catapulted him to national fame.
Since 2013, Jung Woo has kept his distance from dramas. His last appearance on TV was a cameo in the Reply 1988 (2015–2016). His upcoming projects include KakaoTV’s new original drama The Crazy Guy in this District. He will be seen playing Noh Hwi-oh, a detective with anger management issues who works in the violent crimes squad of Gangnam Police Station. He is attracted to a similarly hot-tempered and impulsive woman played by Oh Yeon-seo (Love with Flaws).