Actor Yoo Min-kyu is the newest cast member of the upcoming series from tvN, Queen Cheorin.
The new historical fantasy series will follow the story of a chef working at the Blue House in the current year who suddenly finds his spirit trapped inside the body of Queen Kim So-yong in the Joseon period. Posing as the queen, he meets the easygoing and gentle King Cheoljong with dark secrets, the cunning and controlling Queen Sunwon, and her overly ambitious younger brother Kim Jwa-geun. The series stars Shin Hye-sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love), Kim Jung-hyun (Crash Landing on You), Bae Jong-ok (Graceful Family), and Kim Tae-woo (The Tale of Nokdu).
Yoo Min-gyu will be taking on the role of Yeong Pyung-gun, the captain of the Royal Guards who protects the King. He is good at his job and respects King Cheoljong very much. Yoo is set to make an acting transformation as a character who acts as a shadow to King Cheoljong, to whom he has devoted his life. He stands behind the King because of his love and duty.
The actor last appeared in a previous drama by tvN, Black Dog, where he gained favorable reviews from the audience. Queen Cheorin will mark his third time to appear in a historical drama, following his appearances in the 2017 series Live Up to Your Name and Queen for Seven Days.
The series will be spearheaded by director Yoon Sung-shik along with writers Park Gye-ok and Cho Ah-il. Other information such as its premiere date and full cast is yet to be announced.