The leads for one of Korea’s most expensive dramas ever have been confirmed, with Jin Goo and Ha Ji Won taking the top roles in the ₩30 billion KRW ($26.7 million USD) action-espionage drama.
Jin Goo will be playing the role of Park Hoon, a former member of the North Korean embassy in Moscow, Russia whose fate has been thrown into a complete twist, ending up in South Korea and working as a laborer.
Ha Ji Won will play the role of Chae Eun Seo, an intelligence officer from NIS Team 2 who goes on an undercover mission to denuclearize North Korea.
Prometheus is a drama whose idea was based on the state of current international affairs, specifically denuclearization, which has been a huge talking point with the North-South Korean summit and the North Korea-United States summit.
Prometheus is scheduled to be broadcast at the end of 2018 on KBS. Filming will take place in South Korea as well as 5 foreign countries. The drama’s production company will be the same one who produced Iris, Chuno, and The Princess’ Man.