WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon has been officially cast in the upcoming tvN drama written by the creator of the “Reply” series, Shin Won Ho.

It was previously announced that the cast of the new drama “Wise Prison Life” (working title) had held their first script reading on July 17. Cast members in attendance had been reported to include Park Hae Soo, Sung Dong IlJung Kyung HoChoi Moo SungKrystalJung Woong In, Yoo Jae Myung, Im Hwa Young, and more.

As Kang Seung Yoon had previously been in talks for a role in the drama, many wondered if his absence from photos and reports from the script reading meant that he was not taking part after all.

However, new reports and photos from the script reading that were released on July 24 include Kang Seung Yoon in the finalized cast. It is reported that there are so many members in the cast that they divided the reading into groups.

Kang Seung Yoon will be playing an outgoing character from Gyeongsang province (which includes the country’s second largest city Busan, where Kang Seung Yoon was born), and he will be speaking in a regional dialect for the role.

Other additions to the finalized cast list include Kim Kyung Nam, Lee Kyu Hyung, Park Ho San, Kim Han Jong, Jung Min Sung, Joo Seok Tae, Kim Sung Cheol, Lee Ho Cheol, Jung Jae Sung, Choi Yeon Dong, Kang Ki Doong, Ahn Sang Woo, Park Hyung Soo, Lee Hoon Jin, Kim Ki Nam, Ahn Chang Hwan, Lee Do Kyeom, Shin Jae Ha, and more.

As the show takes place in a prison, many of these actors will be playing roles such as prisoners, guards, and family members of the leads.

“Wise Prison Life” will be airing in the second half of this year on tvN.

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