If you’ve been a fan of the recently concluded Netflix Korean series The King: Eternal Monarch, then this piece of good news is for you. Woo Do Hwan who played as the chief royal guard Jo Young and civil servant Eun Seob was offered a lead role in a new Korean Drama entitled Hero.
Woo Do Hwan’s agency KeyEast Entertainment confirmed the news. According to Soompi, The idea behind “Hero” originates from the thought that a huge, invisible force is at work behind the unjust ways of the modern world where those who perform good deeds are treated like criminals. The drama tells the story of ordinary people who go against the enormous evil power that is throwing society into disorder in their attempt to reach their objectives.
The Korean actor was offered the role of Oh Gyu Tae, Soompi characterizes the role as a former prosecutor who is currently jobless. He was an amateur boxing athlete until high school, but after his older brother’s mysterious suicide, he gave up on pursuing a career in sports. He studied ardently and graduated at the top of the Judicial Research and Training Institute, becoming a promising prosecutor of the investigation department. However, during a trial for a troublemaking chaebol‘s assault case, he was unable to hold in his anger and ended up bringing down a law book on the chaebol‘s head. He was forced to retire from his position and had his license as a lawyer suspended for 10 years, ending his career in any legal profession. In the present, he makes close to zero income working part-time at a friend’s tuning shop and is practically jobless.
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