Ko Soo

Actor Ko Soo at a TenAsia photo shoot [TenAsia/Chae Ki Won]

Lee Yo-won

Actress Lee Yo-won at the press preview of Korean drama pic “Fist of Legend” at a theater in Seoul, Korea on March 27, 2013. [TenAsia/ Chae Ki-won]

Korean actor Ko Soo and actress Lee Yo-won have been chosen as the main cast to a new SBS Monday and Tuesday series.

Lee will be the main female character Choi Seo-yoon, a wise woman who is the second daughter of a wealthy family, in the drama named “The Golden Empire,” said Lee’s agency T Entertainment on Thursday through a press release.

Ko will play the main male character Jang Tae-joo who struggles to achieve higher status in the political family drama show that will show a family’s struggle for money and power for 20 years since the ’90s, Ko’s agency BH Entertainment explained through a separate statement.

Ko will be back on the small screen for the first time in four years since his previous drama “Will it Snow for Christmas?” in 2009 while Lee has consistently been in the acting scene.


Actors Son Hyun-ju, Park Geun-hyung, Ryu Seung-soo, Jung Han-young, Kim Mi-sook, and Yoon Seung-ah will also appear in the drama.

“The Golden Empire” will premier at 10 p.m. on July 1 after current period set drama “Jang Ok Jeong” ends its run.

Reporter. Kang Jung Yeon atoz@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of BH Entertainment, T Entertainment