Jang Dong Yoon offered lead role for new KBS drama
On March 22, an industry source revealed that actor Jang Dong Yoon has been offered the lead role in KBS2’s upcoming drama, tentatively titled “Oasis”. In response, the actor’s agency, DongYi Company, explained, “Oasis is one of the projects he received an offer to star in.”
The drama “Oasis” takes place during the turbulent times of South Korea, between the 80s and 90s of the last century. It will portray the cruelty, vengeance and strife of young people who must seek power and wealth by all means at a time filled with false social values.
If Jang Dong Yoon accepts the offer, he will play Lee Doo Hak, a young man born in a small town in Jeolla province. He is intelligent and innocent. However, he fatally falls into the maelstrom of events and finds himself at the epicenter of the conflict. Faced with a group of real estate fraudsters, he becomes a “political bandit” and lives to avenge the unjust death of his father.
The drama will be directed by Yoon Sung Sik (“Queen Chorin”). Oasis will air in the second half of this year.
Jang Dong Yoon has impressed with his various roles in many dramas such as The Tale of Nok Doo and The Search. His new drama, “Joseon Exorcist ” premieres today, March 22 at 10 p.m. KST.