A legendary scholar from the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) is reborn as a charismatic detective through cable channel OCN’s “Jeong Yak Yong”.
The eight-episode television mini-series is aimed at attracting crime film and drama fans with colorful characters and a traditional backdrop.
“There are so many frightening things happening these days, and I wanted to portray them with traditional characters in a traditional backdrop”, Kim Hong-sun, the director, said at a press conference Monday in central Seoul.
Jeong (1762-1836) was a successful scholar and an avid believer of practical learning. He also worked as a royal commissioner and wrote numerous reports of cases he worked on during his term.
The 45-minute-long episodes will show various cases, including theft, adultery and even murder, with handsome Park Jae Jeong playing the role of the smart and dynamic Jeong, the “Sherlock Holmes of the Joseon Kingdom”.