Kim Sung-kyu courted for upcoming drama by ‘Train to Busan’ creator

Kim Sung-kyu might return to the small screen soon! 

The actor has received an offer to star in the upcoming drama The King of Pigs. His agency Saram Entertainment confirmed that Kim is considering the offer.

If he accepts, this will mark Kim’s comeback to the small screen after more than a year since starring in his last project A Piece of Your Mind (2020). 

The King of Pigs is a mystery thriller revolving around themes of violence. It tells the story of the origin of violence from the “dogs” of middle school ruling over the weak and bullied kids, who are referred to as “pigs.” It is based on a 2011 animated film of the same name directed by Yeon Sang-ho, creator of thrillers like Train to Busan (2016) and Peninsula (2020) and the occult drama The Cursed (2020). 

Kim Dong-wook (Find Me in Your Memory) is also in talks to headline the show as a CEO with hidden scars resulting from school violence. Kim Sung-kyu has also been offered one of the main roles.

Kim Sung-kyu first rose to prominence through films like The Outlaws (2017) and The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (2018). The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019) earned him an invitation to the Cannes Film Festival along with co-stars Ma Dong-seok and Kim Moo-yeol.

Kim’s upcoming film Hansan: Dragon’s Appearance is currently awaiting release. He is also slated to appear in the upcoming drama One Ordinary Day starring Kim Soo-hyun and Cha Seung-won—a remake of the British series Criminal Justice. 

The King of Pigs is set to be co-produced by Studio Dragon and Hidden Sequence, with tentative broadcast scheduled for the first half of 2022. Several television networks and OTT (over-the-top) platforms are reportedly in discussions with the production company over broadcasting rights. 

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