MBC’s ‘Black Sun’ shares first look at Namkoong Min, stills of cast from table read

MBC’s upcoming spy-themed series Black Sun has released the first stills of lead star Namkoong Min and photos from the drama’s read-through.

Black Sun follows an elite National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent who went missing right in the middle of a mission. A year after, he returns to the organization and vows to find the internal traitor who caused his demise.  

Bringing life to the betrayed top agent Han Ji-hyuk is Hot Stove League (2019–2020) and Awaken (2020–2021) actor Namkoong Min. Ji-hyuk is considered as NIS’s best field agent. He is admired by his co-workers for his impeccable mission records, skills, and wit.

Namkoong Min as Han Ji-hyuk in Black Sun 1
Namkoong Min as Han Ji-hyuk in Black Sun 2
Namkoong Min as Han Ji-hyuk in Black Sun 3
Namkoong Min as Han Ji-hyuk in Black Sun 4

The released images, however, seem to have captured Ji-hyuk’s return, not just as an agent but also as a man on a personal hunt. His intense eyes, wounded face, and mixed expressions of sadness and anger in the photos establish that Ji-hyuk will do whatever it takes to find the person who caused his downfall.

Apart from the character stills, the production also released candid images from Black Sun’s script reading session.

Black Sun script reading stills 1
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Among the event’s attendees are main stars Namkoong Min, Park Ha-sun (No, Thank You), and Kim Ji-eun (Strangers From Hell), supporting cast members Kim Byung-ki (Dark Hole), Lee Geung-young (The World of the Married), Jang Young-nam (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay), and Kim Jong-tae (Sisyphus: The Myth), director Kim Sung-yong (My Healing Love), and writer Park Seok-ho.

According to reports, with the immersion and unrivaled chemistry displayed during the table read, the viewers can expect that Black Sun’s trusted production team and actors will showcase a blockbuster spy-action drama.

Black Sun, also known as The Veil, is a 12-episode series slated for broadcast during the second half of 2021. It will also be available on over-the-top streaming service Wavve.

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