Award-winning actor Lee Sung-min is being roped in for a potential epic team-up with Song Joong-ki.
On May 31, Lee’s agency HODU&U Entertainment told multiple Korean media outlets, “It is true that he received an offer to appear in the upcoming series The Chaebol’s Youngest Son and is currently considering it.”
Based on a popular web novel of the same name by author San Kyeong, The Chaebol’s Youngest Son centers on a man who gets betrayed, framed for embezzlement, and pronounced legally dead by the chaebol family he dedicated ten years of his life to. He later comes back as the family’s youngest son whose ultimate goal is to usurp their massive empire.
Lee Sung-min is a critically praised actor in both the fields of film and television. His career is decorated with approximately 12 Best Actor distinctions from various award-giving bodies, most of which he received for his portrayals in the drama Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014) and the film The Spy Gone North (2018).
After recently starring in tvN’s finance-themed drama Money Game (2020), the 52-year-old artist is now on the radar for his participations in the upcoming occult film The 8th Night and the Netflix Korean original series Juvenile Judgement.
The Chaebol’s Youngest Son, also known as Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son, is penned by screenwriter Kim Tae-hee of Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019) and will be helmed by director Jung Dae-yoon of I’m Not a Robot (2017–2018). The drama is under discussion to broadcast on JTBC with a target to air in the second half of 2022.