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BAE Doo-na Confirmed for 6-episode Netflix Drama Series Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
- Writerby KIM Su-bin
BAE Doo-na Meets Director KIM Seong-hun
BAE Doo-na has been confirmed to star in a 6-episode Neflix drama. Representative from BAE’s agency, SBD Entertainment, confirmed on October 12 that “BAE has selected Kingdom as her next project and the shooting will commence soon.” Kingdom is a zombie thriller set in the Joseon Dynasty. The story unfolds as the Crown Prince makes a shocking discovery while looking into a mysterious epidemic that threatens his kingdom. Play writer KIM Eun-hee who is known for genre works such as Signal (2016), Phantom (2012), and Sign (2011) will be writing the script, while director KIM Seong-hun of Tunnel (2016) and A Hard Day (2014) will be helming the project.
In Kingdom, BAE will be playing “Seo-bi”, a doctor. Not only will this drama mark the 20th year in BAE’s career, it is also her very first period piece. This series will be produced completely by A Story which previously produced tvN’s Signal and KBS’ You’re the Best! Netflix plans to release this exclusive series to subscribers from 190 countries in 2018.
Meanwhile, BAE just finished shooting director WOO Min-ho’s Drug King with SONG Kang-ho, JO Jung-suk, and YU Jae-myeong. Drug King is based on a real figure from the 1970s named LEE Doo-sam who shook Korea as the mastermind behind distributing narcotics. SONG will play LEE Doo-sam, and BAE will turn herself into lobbyist KIM Jung-a who brings LEE Doo-sam into the world of high society.