News Disney+ Gears Up for Period Drama 'Uncle Samsik' Starring Song Kang-ho
Disney+ Gears Up for Period Drama 'Uncle Samsik' Starring Song Kang-ho
Renowned 'Parasite' actor Song Kang-ho is set to lead
Disney+'s ambitious period drama, 'Uncle Samsik.' Directed and written by Shin Yeon-shick, this marks both the veteran actor and the esteemed director's foray into television drama series. Plot Overview
Set against the backdrop of 1960s Korea, a period marked by significant social and political upheaval, 'Uncle Samsik' narrates the tale of a young idealist determined to transform the fortunes of his country. Caught in the complexities of the era, he attracts the attention of a mysterious fixer, adept at navigating any situation and taking unconventional steps to achieve his boss's objectives.
Song Kang-ho will step into the shoes of the fixer, Pak Doochill, also known as Uncle Samsik, while Byun Yohan (known for 'Mr. Sunshine' and 'Six Flying Dragons') portrays the idealistic Kim San.
Collaboration and Firsts
The series holds significance not only as Song Kang-ho's inaugural appearance in a drama series but also as Shin Yeon-shick's debut in television projects. The duo has previously collaborated on Shin's projects, such as the volleyball drama 'One Win' and the black comedy 'Cobweb,' both released in 2023.
Song Kang-ho's Filmography
Song Kang-ho, celebrated for his role in 'Parasite,' has left an indelible mark in acclaimed films like Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer,' 'The Host,' and 'Memories of Murder,' as well as Park Chan-wook's 'Thirst,' 'Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,' and 'Joint Security Area.'
The 16-part drama, 'Uncle Samsik,' is scheduled to premiere on
Disney+ in 2024, promising viewers an immersive journey into a pivotal period of Korean history, with Song Kang-ho leading the way in his television drama debut.
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