KBS2’s new sageuk (historical drama) Secret Royal Inspector has unveiled the first stills of Kwon Na-ra!
Secret Royal Inspector will tell the story of Joseon’s royal investigators, a special group of officials scouted by the king to solve cases of corruption and misuse of power and listen to the people’s resentments. They are sent to the kingdom’s provinces and are tasked to carry out their missions while keeping their identities a secret.
One of the king’s elite undercover officers is Hong Da-in (Kwon Na-ra, Itaewon Class), who has been hiding her true self in the guise of a courtesan to investigate the wrongdoings of a royal family. For her grace and beauty, Da-in is likened by many to Hwang Jin-i, one of the most legendary gisaengs (courtesans) of Korean history. Her alluring charm and captivating aura are also captured in her freshly dropped character stills. However, one of the images also shows her tough and serious nature, proving that she is not someone who can be pushed around or taken lightly.
Unbeknownst to others, the skilled and trained entertainer is hiding a much bigger yet tragic history. As a royal family’s daughter who has been forced into hiding, she attempts to seek the truth about her past by becoming an inspector and working with Sung Yi-gyum (Kim Myung-soo, Welcome), an intelligent and strong-willed civil servant who got caught gambling and was sentenced to work as an undercover officer, and his warm-hearted yet talkative servant, Park Chun-sam (Lee Yi-kyung, Welcome to Waikiki 2).
Watch Da-in, Yi-gyum, and Chun-sam in their unique quest for justice in Secret Royal Inspector, KBS2’s new Monday and Tuesday drama that will premiere in December.
You can check out Kim Myung-soo’s stills as Yi-gyum here.