Strike while the iron is hot and it’s no surprise K-actor Jo Byung Kyu is the It Boy to start of 2021 thanks to the success of OCN drama The Uncanny Counter. Sure it’s an ensemble piece but he’s definitely part of the special sauce not to mention he’s been on a roll for the last two years first breaking out with Sky Castle then following that up with Hot Stove League. I wanna buy whatever lotto number he picks lol. Jo Byung Kyu has been offered the male lead in fusion sageuk Royal Inspector Joy Chronicles, about a secret royal inspector Lion and his crime solving partnership with bossy, power hungry, and nosy lady named Joy. C-netizens are saying this sounds like the K-version of popular C-novel turned drama The Golden Hairpin. It could be but heck sounds like fusion sageuks and royal inspectors are also popular topics for 2021.