“Bridal Mask” hero Joo Won has been cast as one of the male leads to MBC’s upcoming drama.

The new TV series’ production company, Apple Tree Pictures, said in a press release Friday that the actor has confirmed to star in “The War of Mystery Couple” [translated title].

Written by scenarist Chun Sung-il of “The Slave Hunters” (KBS, 2010), the drama will feature Joo Won portraying a young secret agent named Gilro, who had a dreamed about becoming a spy in his childhood.

Inspired by 2008 mega-hit comedy pic “My Girlfriend is an Agent,” “The War” focuses on a secret agent couple who are skilled at faking identity.

Raising fans’ anticipation and curiosity for the new spy drama, “The War” is slated to begin its run in the first half of next year.

Joo Won, whose real name is Moon Joon-won, made his acting debut in 2006 with musical “Altar Boys” and shot to stardom with KBS’ hit baking series “Bread, Love and Dreams” in 2010.

Adding “Ojakgyo Brothers” (KBS, 2011-2012) and “Bridal Mask” (KBS, 2012) to his filmography, he is also active with KBS weekend variety show “2 Days and 1 Night” as one of the regulars.

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