TVING’s upcoming drama “Queen Woo” (literal title) has announced its cast lineup!
“Queen Woo” is a chase action sageuk (historical drama) that follows the story of Queen Woo who becomes the target of five tribes seeking to gain authority and princes who are after the throne following the sudden passing of the King. Queen Woo struggles to find a new King within 24 hours.
As previously confirmed, Jeon Jong Seo will take on the role of Woo Hee, a queen of Goguryeo who has both beauty and brains but was born from a humble family and thus possesses no authority. The only person she can rely on in the desolate palace is King Go Nam Moo, but her husband experiences a desperate crisis, putting both her authority as well as her family’s authority in danger.
Kim Moo Yeol will play Goguryeo’s prime minister and the generalissimo of the King’s military Eul Pa So who overcame his weakness and climbed the ranks to become the generalissimo. With King Go Nam Moo’s trust, Eul Pa So is also in charge of state affairs, and he is a figure who contemplates between his loyalty to the King and his desire for power.
Ji Chang Wook will play Woo Hee’s husband and King Gogukcheon of Goguryeo. Go Nam Moo is a King of Goguryeo who had the brains to lead 5,000 soldiers to victory against 30,000 soldiers of Han Dynasty. He is a perfect King with both dignity and kindness, but his absence soon brings blood to the palace.
Jung Yoo Mi plays Woo Hee’s sister Woo Soon, who is known for her great beauty even in the North where Queens have been produced for generations. However, she loses the Queen position to her younger sister due to one moment’s choice. She becomes a lady-in-waiting for Woo Hee in order to find new fate inside the palace.
Lee Soo Hyuk will play Go Bal Ki, one of the three princes who is a candidate for succession to the throne of Goguryeo, adding tension to the fight for authority. Furthermore, Park Ji Hwan will play the role of Mu Gol, the head of the royal guard directly under the King.
“Queen Woo” will premiere in 2024. Stay tuned for more updates!
While you wait, watch Jeon Jong Seo in “Burning”:
Also catch Ji Chang Wook in “If You Wish Upon Me” below: