Park Hae-jin

Actor Park Hae-jin [WM Entertainment]

Actor Park Hae-jin has been cast in an upcoming SBS drama, his agency said on Tuesday.

WM Entertainment said through a press release that Park has decided to appear in a series named “Doctor Stranger” (translated title) set to premiere in April.

The drama, which will show in the Monday and Tuesday time slot, will revolve around a doctor who has defected from North Korea working at South Korea’s top hospital, and Park will play a genius thoracic surgery doctor named Han Jae-joon who is also working at the hospital after storming out of Harvard.

“I’m honored and excited to get to work with director Jin Hyuk with whom I’ve continued to have a special tie to,” Park was quoted as saying in the statement.

Jin Hyuk, who has produced a number of top dramas including “Princess Prosecutor,” “City Hunter,” and “Master’s Sun,” will helm the upcoming show as well.

Park will start filming the drama after wrapping up his current hit series “Love from Star” starring Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun in late February.

Reporter. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of WM Entertainment