Kim Hye-yoon might star in a historical drama soon!
The young actress’ label Sidus HQ confirmed that she had been offered a role in the upcoming drama Tale of the Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi (literal title). Previously, Ok Taec-yeon, who is currently appearing in Vincenzo, was revealed to have been cast in the drama after Jo Byung-gyu (The Uncanny Counter) dropped out because of his bullying scandal. Jung So-min (Soul Mechanic) is also reportedly in talks to play the female lead role that has been offered to Kim Hye-yoon.
Tale of the Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi is a fantasy-historical drama revolving around a lazy royal inspector and a fierce woman who is way ahead of her peers. Together, they team up to go undercover and uncover corruption among government officials. Ok Taec-yeon has been offered the role of the lazy inspector Ra Yi-eon. Despite being the youngest royal inspector to secure first place in exams, he lacks ambition.
Kim Hye-yoon has been offered the role of Kim Jo-yi, a passionate woman with a modern way of thinking. Despite living in 17th century conservative Joseon, an era where women are not even included in a family registry, she believes in the concept of divorce and starting her life anew. Kim shot to popularity after starring in SKY Castle (2018–2019), the second highest-rated cable drama in Korean television history. She then went on to star in Extraordinary You (2019) and is currently filming the JTBC drama Snowdrop.
Yoo Jong-sun, whose past projects include hits like Descendants of the Sun (2016), What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018), and Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019), will direct the show. Lee Jae-yoon, who wrote The Undateables (2018), will pen the script.
Tale of the Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi is expected to begin filming soon and will be broadcast in the latter half of the year.