Have you missed Jang Hyuk’s action on the small screen? In early May 2022, the Busan-born actor will make a comeback in the sageuk drama Bloody Heart .
After last appearing as a criminal profiler in Tell Me What You Saw , now he plays the role of Deputy Prime Minister in a kingdom. In the latest KBS drama, he will co-star with Lee Joon and Kang Han Na.
This is not the first time for Jang Hyuk, previously he was also known for his roles in sageuk -themed dramas and films . While waiting for the latest drama to air, here are five recommendations for dramas and films that you can enjoy.
1. Bloody Heart (2022)
After successfully gaining attention in the drama Start-Up (2020), now Kang Han Na has the opportunity to star in a drama with Jang Hyuk. Titled Bloody Heart , this drama is planned to air to replace the drama slot Crazy Love .
This drama tells the story of Lee Tae (Lee Joon), a new king after succeeding his father. Meanwhile, Park Gye Won (Jang Hyuk) is a Deputy Prime Minister who previously helped Lee Tae’s father to overthrow the king. Lee Tae wants to have power like a real king, but his power is always defeated by Park Gye Won.
Meanwhile, Yoo Jung (Kang Han Na) is a noble daughter who is considered Lee Tae’s wife. This makes his family involved in the struggle for power in the palace.
This drama will be broadcast by KBS station on May 2, 2022 every Monday and Tuesday. Don’t miss the action of Jang Hyuk and Lee Joon, OK!
2. The Swordsman (2020)
Released in 2020, The Swordsman film collaborates with Indonesian actor, Joe Taslim as the main character. He got the opportunity to compete acting with Jang Hyuk and Kim Hyun Soo in this sageuk film .
Tells the story of Tae Yool (Jang Hyuk), a best swordsman who has shed his sword. Gurutai (Joe Taslim) is a member of the Qing Emperor’s family. One day, there was a conflict between the Qing Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty.
In the chaos, Gurutai kidnaps Tae Ok (Kim Hyun Soo), Tae Yool’s daughter. This makes Tae Yool take his sword again to save the princess.
3. My Country: The New Age (2019)
Although not the main character, Jang Hyuk in the drama My Country: The New Age plays a character named Lee Bang Won. He was betrayed by his own father, after helping him to overthrow the Goryeo Dynasty.
This drama, directed by Kim Jin Won, tells the story of Seo Hwi (Yang Se Jong), a soldier who cannot compromise on cheating. Meanwhile, Nam Seon Ho (Woo Do Hwan) is a smart and talented man, but is looked down upon because of his mother’s background. After losing his dream due to his father’s corruption case, he gets into a conflict with Seon Ho which makes things worse.
4. The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 (2015)
An adaptation of a novel titled Gaekju , the 2015 drama The Merchant: Gaekju was aired by KBS station at the end of September 2015. This drama stars Jang Hyuk with Kim Myung Soo, Lee Deok Hwa, and Yu Oh Seong.
This drama tells the story of Chun Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk), a man who strives to become the richest and most respected merchant. He has a dark past regarding his father.
One day he meets Jo Sung Joon (Kim Myung Soo), someone who admires his father and explains his father’s trade secret. Bong Sam is determined to fight Shin Suk Joo (Lee Deok Hwa) and Gil So Gae (Yu Oh Seong), the biggest merchant who will do anything for money.
5. Empire of Lust (2015)
Prior to his latest drama, in 2015 Jang Hyuk had a role with Kang Han Na in a sageuk film titled Empire of Lust . The film released by CJ Entertainment was directed by Ahn Sang Hoon.
Set in 1398, this film tells the story of Kim Min Jae (Shin Ha Kyun), a supreme commander of the Joseon Dynasty who falls in love and takes risks to win the heart of a woman. Meanwhile, Yi Bang Won (Jang Hyuk) is the son of the King who has ambitions to become king after helping his father manage the Joseon Dynasty era.
Jin (Kang Ha Neul) is the son of Kim Min Jae and the son-in-law of the King. He was only looking for fun, because of his position as a son-in-law which could not benefit him if he entered the world of politics.
Having good acting skills, makes all the characters played by Jang Hyuk never fail. No wonder he gets offers of various genres in dramas and films. Which one have you watched?