Song Joong Ki is reportedly in discussions for his comeback K-Drama, shortly after his success with Vincenzo.
According to an exclusive report from Sports Donga, Song Joong Ki is currently in discussions to take on the male lead role in JTBC‘s upcoming K-Drama A Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son. The show would be based off the web novel of the same name, and tells a story about the main character who is falsely accused of embezzling funds from conglomerate family for over a decade and killed, only to be reborn as the youngest son in the same family. It will show his revenge as he seeks to take over the entire family.
A Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son was actually originally scheduled to air in 2019 after the contract for the rights to the K-Drama and relevant copyrights was completed in 2018, but production was delayed due to various circumstances.
Song Joong Ki was the first male actor offered a role in the K-Drama, and he is currently reviewing the offer. It was reported that many top actors were coveting the male lead role in A Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son, so expectations are sky-high, especially if Song Joong Ki decides to accept. His agency HiSTORY D&C has confirmed he is considering whether to take on the role or not.
A Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son is likely to air on JTBC in the first half of 2022 if production ramps up. It will be produced by Jung Dae Yoon PD, who worked on MBC‘s W, I’m Not a Robot, and She Was Pretty. It will be written by writer Kim Tae Hee, who worked on tvN‘s Designated Survivor: 60 Days and KBS‘s The Great King, Sejong.