Just a reminder note: Hwanyugi, aka A Korean Odyssey - the drama starring Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won Lee Hong Ki, and Oh Yeon Seo premiers on Dec 23. This is the drama JKS told Eels during his Fukuoka performances in which he had accepted a cameo role.
This is Lee Seung Gi's first drama following his discharge from the Special Forces, and is someone with whom JKS has wanted to work. However, to date, the Korean media has not reported JKS as having a guest appearance (cameo) in the drama. Too early perhaps?
Anyway, we'll have to pay attention to see when JKS appears and what character he portrays. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to seeing him make a guest appearance on the television screen again. It's been too long since Jackpot, The Royal Gambler.
JKS posted a photo of his new Porsche 991 covered in snow. It appears he had just parked the car in an underground garage before taking the photo. Hard to tell, though, whether he's happy about the snow (ski season!) or lamenting the snow and cold. 😉
My guess is that right about now he wouldn't mind a few days "Down Under." Maybe the Maldives!?!
Collecte de Zikzin posted on their IG this message and photo. Be sure to tune in to their Instagram LIVE broadcast.
【 Notice of Instagram Live Broadcast 】
We will air some part of Zikzin X’mas Party to be held on December 25 via Instagram Live. ♩
We will show you the mini concert which will start at 6:30 pm! If you cannot come and join the event here, please watch the IG Live and enjoy our Christmas party! Please look forward to it ~ !
[Note: Korean/Japan time]
The biggest news of the last week: JKS has been offered and is considering a leading role in a new SBS drama, "Peacock King" aka Operation King. The most recent media reports state that JKS is still considering the role. The drama is scheduled to air in March of 2018.
Jang Keun-suk considers becoming ‘Peacock King’
Updated : December 19, 2017
Actor Jang Keun-suk is considering a return to TV screens after two years away, with the upcoming SBS series “Peacock King” (working title), local media outlets reported Monday.
Tree J Company confirmed the actor was recently approached by the production staff of the drama series, but they are still reviewing the proposal.
If Jang takes up the offer, he will play the part of a swindler who is smart enough to prepare for the bar exam, but chooses not to become a prosecutor.
Since the character in the series is not an actual prosecutor, the swindler arrests criminals that commit crimes beneath the radar of police, including politicians. It is said the main character will take on two roles.
Jang has focused on his career in Japan after being cast in SBS historical drama series “Jackpot” (2016). With his possible return to Korean television, industry insiders expect the upcoming series to receive considerable attention.
It is also the first time director Nam Tae-jin, of “Temporary Idols,” distributed via Netflix, will tackle a mini-drama series.
“Peacock King” is scheduled to air on SBS next year.
By Catherine Chung (email@example.com)
Note: Per media reports on Dec 21, JKS is still deciding upon accepting the role. If he chooses to accept, he will star opposite actress Go Hyun-jung. Peacock King is written by Bae Woon-cheol, author of 'Suspicious Maid', and Nam Tae-jin PD, director of 'Temporary Idol', another SBS drama in conjunction with Netflix which aired in Korea in November.
Per AsianWiki, the main character, which is the role JKS is considering, is a "man [who] is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not." As such, JKS would play a man leading a double life, the most notable of which is as an avenger. This is the kind of role that JKS has said he'd be interested in playing: suspenseful and action packed. But whether or not he accepts the role will depend, most probably, upon how well the script is written and the views of the director (PD) on the drama. JKS needs a ratings winner drama so it's certain he's considering this role very carefully.
This photo is a chopstick holder in the shape of an eel. Yes, a white porcelain eel! He apparently found the chopstick holder in Fukuoka. His comment accompanying the photo reads, "I'm good." Yeah, he should be! The more eels the better....
In this final post of the week, JKS announces his new 2018 calendar. It's filled with absolutely alluring photos, showing him as a handsome, "manly" man...a mature, adult male. (More photos from the calendar in another post.)
Photos are both from Fukuoka and Incheon airports are JKS was returning to Seoul following his two performances there of Cri Show IV. JKS was still a bit under the weather (health-wise) during his Fukuoka performances so he was warmly dressed during his return trip to Seoul. Let's all hope he's resting and regaining his health and strength.
cr: as noted, various uploaders to Twitter, Facebook, IG, and media