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Jang Keun-suk considers becoming ‘Peacock King’

  • Published : Dec 19, 2017 - 16:03
  • Updated : Dec 19, 2017 - 16:03

Actor Jang Keun-suk is considering a return to TV screens after two years away, with the upcoming SBS series “Peacock King,” local media outlets reported Monday.

Tree J Company confirmed the actor was recently approached by the production staff of the drama series, but they are still reviewing the proposal.

If Jang takes up the offer, he will play the part of a swindler who is smart enough to prepare for the bar exam, but chooses not to become a prosecutor.

Since the character in the series is not an actual prosecutor, the swindler arrests criminals that commit crimes beneath the radar of policer, including politicians. It is said the main character will take on two roles.

Jang has focused on his career in Japan after being cast in SBS historical drama series “Jackpot” (2016). With his possible return to Korean television, industry insiders expect the upcoming series to receive considerable attention.

It is also the first time director Nam Tae-jin, of “Temporary Idols,” distributed via Netflix, will tackle a mini-drama series.

“Peacock King” is scheduled to air on SBS next year.

By Catherine Chung (cec82@heraldcorp.com)