Netflix welcomes Hong Kyung as cast member of upcoming military drama ‘D.P.’

Actor Hong Kyung will be appearing in Netflix’s new original series D.P.

On September 15, the actor’s agency announced, “Hong Kyung was cast in Netflix’s original series D.P.”

The military-themed drama is based on a webtoon by Kim Bo-tong, who will also pen the script for the series. The webtoon has accumulated over 10 million readers.

D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) centers on a special unit inside the Army’s Military Police tasked with the mission of hunting down fleeing soldiers. A young private is suddenly assigned to the unit due to his calm and observant nature. However, he finds himself torn between his duties and his emotions as he encounters and hears the stories of the deserters. The drama stars Jung Hae-in (A Piece of Your Mind), Koo Kyo-hwan (Peninsula, film), Kim Sung-kyun (The Fiery Priest), and Son Seok-koo (Designated Survivor: 60 Days).

Hong will take on the role of Sergeant Ryu Yi-gang and is expected to leave a strong impression with his character transformation. The actor has taken on mainly support roles in his past projects, appearing in popular series such as While You Were Sleeping (2017), My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment (2019), and Hotel del Luna (2019), where he showed a stable acting performance and has successfully captured the audience with his perfect character analysis. This year, he is set to make his debut starring role in the upcoming film A Distant Place.

Director Han Jun-hee, who was invited to the International Critics’ Week at the 68th Cannes Film Festival for his full-length debut film Coin Locker Girl (2015), will be in charge of directing. The series will premiere on Netflix and will be available for streaming in over 190 countries.

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