Joo Ji Hoon Takes Over for Song Joong Ki in Kingdom and Additional Heavyweights In Talks to Join

The casting trading card game is moving fast with this one, which makes sense as filming is scheduled to commence in early October. A day after news that Song Joong Ki has ultimately passed on headlining screenwriter Kim Eun Hee‘s next drama Kingdom, a new leading man has been found in Joo Ji Hoon. He’s been primarily doing movies for the last 5 years, with only Mask being his most recent drama and it was back in 2015, but I think he’s a surprising but quite intriguing choice to do a sageuk thriller with zombie scares. Also in talks to join are Ryu Seung Ryong and Bae Doo Na, confirming that Kim Eun Hee is striving to make a dark serious drama and isn’t touching inexperienced rookies or idol-actors with a ten foot pole. Kingdom is slated as an 8-episode drama streaming on Netflex mid-2018. Continue reading