Itaewon Class star Kwon Nara is currently reviewing casting offer for the upcoming historical drama New Secret Royal Inspector.
An official from drama station shared on June 26, “Kwon Nara will be playing the role of Hong Da In, a gisaeng in the new drama New Secret Royal Inspector.”
Gisaeng, the government’s legal entertainers, are women from the slave and low rank families who are highly-trained to be courtesans. They will provide artistic entertainment and conversation to the men from upper class.
Kwon Nara’s character possesses the legendary gisaeng’s beauty like Hwang Jin Yi and Nongae’s spirit. She can make dozens of men fall for her charm through her smiles and outstanding performance such as dancing and playing gayageum.
She only deals with Joseon’s most powerful people and chaebol. Her original status is a damo or Tea Lady, which considered in the lower rank than slaves. They are smart, intelligent, and have better distribution and courage than most men.
New Secret Royal Inspector is a historical drama that tells the story of the secret royal inspector, a unique job that existed only in the Joseon Dynasty in Korea.
They are government officials who are appointed to be the voice of the people and ears of the king, but they could not reveal their true selves.
Their achievements are close to the realization of justice that many people wanted on the modern day.
The said drama is directed by PD Kim Jung Min and written by writers Park Sung Hoon and Kang Min Sun. It will be produced by iWill Media.
INFINITE’s L was also offered to play the lead role as a secret royal inspector named Sung Yi Gyeom. However, there’s no confirmation yet on both parties.
Stay tuned for more updates!