2PM's Ok Taecyeon to star with Kim Hyeyoon in tvN comedy 'Inspector Joy'
After witnessing Ok Taecyeon of 2PM as the psychopath and owner of Babel Group as he starred as the antagonist of the 20 episode K-drama, ‘Vincenzo’, fans will be able to see their favorite rapper in the role of a hero. With the beginning of Chuseok, the annual harvest festival of South Korea, tvN announced the release of a November drama starring Ok Taecyeon and Kim Hyeyoon of ‘Extraordinary You’.
The drama is going to be a special feature to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the broadcast network tvN. The title of the project is ‘Inspector Joy’ and will see Taecyeon play the lead role, that of an intelligent and unmarried 6th-grade public service worker who wishes to open a small dumpling shop, but ends up becoming a secret royal inspector.
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The show, directed by Yoo Jongsun is scheduled to be broadcast in November of 2021 is set in the Joseon dynasty. It tells the story of a young gourmet chef who unintentionally becomes a royal inspector and a divorced woman who rushes to find happiness as they team up to investigate and defeat corrupt politicians. tvN presented the teaser of the show on Chuseok where both Taecyeon and Hyeyoon were seen in outfits from the Joseon era.
From what fans can see in the teaser, it is expected that the show will be a cheerful comedy for fans to love and enjoy. Hyeyoon who played the character of Eun Danoh from the 2017 drama, ‘Extraordinary You’ was loved for her quirky personality and the same is expected from Taecyeon who charmed fans as Jang Junwoo, a clumsy assistant before the psychopath inside him took over.
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Taecyeon to star in a historical drama
The series, formerly known as 'Tale of the Secret Royal Inspector and Joyi' is one of tvN's 15th-anniversary special projects. The lead roles were first offered to actors Jo Byeongkyu and Jung Somin. What fans are most excited to see is the chemistry between Taecyeon and Hyeyoon in this comic historical drama.
Taecyeon will not be the only member from the boy band 2PM to appear as a Joseon-era citizen. Lee Junho will appear in the MBC network historical drama, ‘The Red Sleeve Cuff’ which is based off on a novel of the same name that depicts a royal court romance between the king of Joseon whose priority is the nation over love, and a court lady who wants to protect the life she has chosen. The drama is set to air in the same month as Taecyeon’s show ‘The Red Sleeve Cuff’ will air November 5, 2021, onward on MBC network every Friday and Saturday at 10 pm KST (9 am ET)