Cable channel tvN recently confirmed the casting offers for both Kim Nam-gil (Shark, Queen Seondeok) and Kim Ah-joong (Wanted, 200 Pounds Beauty) for its new fantasy medical drama Deserving of the Name (working title).
Reports cited both camps are “positively considering” their respective lead roles. If he accepts, this will be Kim Nam-gil’s comeback drama after four years.
Deserving of the Name revolves around the life of Joseon-era acupunturist Heo Im, who travels 400 years into the future to meet the cold and prickly physician Choi Yeon-kyung. The hero Heo Im is based on a real life historical figure.
This new drama will begin production in August.