Awwww, this wasn’t the cast original set out and isn’t the one that I would have preferred. Upcoming sageuk drama Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi was originally set to star Jo Byung Gyu after his breakout hit with The Uncanny Counter but he stepped aside after the bullying allegations against him from his school age days continued unabated. He was replaced with Taecyeon which is like replacing a delicate chisel with a hammer but eh it gets the job done lol. The female lead offer was out to Jung So Min but it looks like she passed as today K-ent is reporting that Kim Hye Yoon has been cast in the role. That’s a smart move for her because her second female lead turn in upcoming Snowdrop both feels like a step back and the drama may not even air (who knows?) with so much controversy around it. I wish she wouldn’t take this role though because she’s too shrill when she does perky and peppy roles and is better as the icy cold princess role. Though she can act circles around Taec which may be funny in and of itself.