Actor Song Kang Ho will finally grace the small screen for the first time in his career that spans over three decades.
The “Parasite” actor will lead the cast of the upcoming drama series “Uncle Sam Sik.” It centers on the story of desire and friendship between characters named Uncle Sam Sik and Kim San during the turbulent times of Korea in the first half of the 1960s.
According to a source from Slingshot Studio, the production company responsible for the new TV drama, Song Kang Ho will portray the lead character in the story.
“Sam Sik, the main character of the 10-part drama series ‘Uncle Sam Sik,’ has a diverse narrative. Needless to say, it is expected that actor Song Kang Ho will breathe life into this character with exuberance. We will produce and present a high quality well-made drama to the viewers,” the source stated.
Song Kang Ho has been widely acclaimed in the entertainment industry because of his big screen performances since the early 1990s. He started acting in theaters, then became a household name after landing an important role in the critically-acclaimed film “Joint Security Area” in 2000. He also starred in other award-winning films like “Memories of Murder” in 2003 and 2006’s record-breaking film “The Host.” But his role in 2022’s “Broker” gave him the Best Actor award from the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
In “Uncle Sam Sik,” Song KAng Ho will once again work with director Shin Yeon Sik, who he collaborated in two upcoming projects, including “One Win” and “Cobweb.”
More details about “Uncle Sam Sik” are expected to come out in the coming days.