Kang Ji-hwan courted to star in TV Chosun’s time-slip series ‘Joseon Survival’

Actor Kang Ji-hwan may be coming back with a new drama through TV Chosun’s time travel-themed series Joseon Survival.

A representative from the cable network announced on March 7 that Kang Ji-hwan has been courted to play the male protagonist, saying, “It is true that Kang Ji-hwan is being offered a role for Joseon Survival. However, the actor is in the middle of reviewing it.” A representative from Jellyfish Entertainment, the actor’s agency, also made a similar announcement.

Joseon Survival centers on a former member of the Korean national archery team and a famous thief from Joseon named Im Kkeok-jeong. If Kang Ji-hwan accepts the role, he will play the former, named Jung Rok-gi, who has failed in becoming an Olympic champion in archery due to an injury and ends up working as a parcel delivery man. Jung Rok-gi becomes involved in a mysterious event that allows him to travel back in time all the way to the Joseon Dynasty, along with his younger sibling and first love.

Kang Ji-hwan appeared in Feel Good To Die and Children of a Lesser God in 2018. He shot to fame in 2005 with Be Strong, Geum-soon! in his first leading role as a doctor who falls in love with a widowed hairdresser. Since then, he appeared in various TV series and films—including Capital Scandal, Hong Gil-dong, Rough Cut, and My Girlfriend is an Agent—that earned him several awards.

Joseon Survival will be directed by Jang Yong-woo of D-Day and written by Kim Sol-ji of Syndrome. It will air in the latter part of 2019.

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