Sought-after actor Song Joong-ki is being pulled in to star in what may be his next hit drama!
Song’s management agency HiSTORY D&C announced on May 27, “Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son is one of the works he has received a proposal for and is currently reviewing,” confirming earlier news about the casting offer.
Based on a popular web novel of the same name, Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son will tell the story of a man who loyally served a chaebol family for over 10 years, only to get betrayed, framed for embezzlement, and pronounced legally dead by them. To get his revenge, he plots to infiltrate the family as its youngest son and take over their riches.
Song Joong-ki is an internationally renowned Korean celebrity who has received praises for his roles in the films A Werewolf Boy (2012), The Battleship Island (2017), and Space Sweepers (2021).
In the field of television dramas, Song’s most critically acclaimed performance to date is in the romantic-action series Descendants of the Sun (2016), for which he won the Daesang (Grand Prize) at the 5th APAN Awards and the 30th KBS Drama Awards. The 35-year-old superstar then went on to headline Arthdal Chronicles (2019) as well as the recently concluded dark-comedy series Vincenzo (2021).
Although specific details are yet to be revealed about his potential character in Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son, Song is reportedly being eyed to portray the male protagonist.
Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son is currently in discussions to air on JTBC with a target to premiere in the second half of 2022.