Kim Myung-soo can’t take his eyes off Kwon Na-ra in new stills from ‘Secret Royal Inspector’

KBS2’s upcoming historical drama Secret Royal Inspector has dropped another set of character stills ahead of its premiere next month, featuring the blossoming romance between leads Kim Myung-soo and Kwon Na-ra.

The new investigative series is set in the Joseon Dynasty and tells the story of the King’s personal royal investigative officers who roam around in provinces to investigate corruption and injustices while keeping their identities a secret. It stars Kim Myung-soo (Welcome) as Sung Yi-gyum, an intelligent civil service officer being punished as a secret royal investigator after being caught illegally gambling; Kwon Na-ra (Itaewon Class) as Hong Da-in, another inspector disguised as a courtesan; and Lee Yi-kyung (Welcome to Waikiki 2) as Park Chun-sam, Yi-gyum’s kind servant.

Kim Myung-soo in Secret Royal Inspector
Kwon Na-ra in Secret Royal Inspector
Kim Myung-soo, Kwon Na-ra in Secret Royal Inspector
Kim Myung-soo, Kwon Na-ra in Secret Royal Inspector

In the series, Sung Yi-gyum and Hong Da-in are expected to become partners in crime due to the nature of their jobs and will present delightful onscreen chemistry and performance. In their stills, Yi-gyum is seen wearing his hat loosely, while Da-in has completely transformed into a beautiful courtesan. The two look comfortable in each other’s presence. In particular, Da-in anchors her arm to Yi-gyum’s with a smile, and Yi-gyum is unable to take his eyes off her.

The subtle lighting in the stills also helps illuminate both actors’ perfect visuals. The gentle eye contact between the two is intensifying the excitement about their budding romance. The two become part of Joseon’s secret investigation team overnight and will be each other’s helping hands amidst their struggles. Expectations are set on how they will showcase their chemistry throughout the show.

Secret Royal Inspector is scheduled to air every Monday and Tuesday on KBS2 starting December 21 at 9:30 p.m. KST.

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