Park Sung Hoon has been cast in the highly anticipated upcoming drama “Glory.”
On January 17, BH Entertainment confirmed that Park Sung Hoon has been cast in the upcoming drama, adding that the details of his role are being coordinated.
“Glory” is an upcoming drama about a sad revenge story, it begins with a high school student who dreamed of becoming an architect but had to drop out of school due to the brutal violence she’s experienced. Years later, the person who caused her so much harm gets married and has a child. Once the kid enters elementary school, the former victim becomes their homeroom teacher and starts to enact revenge against the perpetrators and the bystanders who watched her get bullied.
Song Hye Kyo is playing the role of Dong Eun, the woman who was bullied.
Lee Do Hyun has been in talks to play the male lead.
“Glory” is written by Kim Eun Sook who has many hits under her belt including “Descendants of the Sun,” “Goblin,” “Heirs,” “Secret Garden,” and more. It will be directed by Ahn Gil Ho, known for dramas including “Forest of Secrets,” “Memories of the Alhambra,” “Watcher,” and “Record of Youth.”
“Glory” is said to have 8 episodes and will be entirely pre-produced, it will air on Netflix.
My personal thoughts- written by Jass K.
Last time I heard about Park Sung Hoon was back in 2021 when Joseon Exorcist was canceled. I think he’s a super talented actor who often steals the spotlight. I really think he’s underrated.
In regards to the plot… its a… mixed bag, I’d say. Of course, I am only talking about the outline, but a teacher using a child to ‘get’ revenge isn’t exactly the type of character I’d be rooting for. I am wondering whether Kim Eun Sook is planning on making her unlikeable, because if thats true, this makes it so much more interesting, especially since Hye Kyo doesn’t play villain roles. I don’t have the highest expectations from this drama but let us see how it goes.
I have mixed thoughts on Kim Eun Sook’s writings, on one hand, I can’t deny the effect she’s had on the kdrama scene, but on the other hand, it feels like the majority of her projects were able to fly so high in large part due to the casting. If you examine the plots excluding who acted in it, I’d say the plots were average and at times, a bit cringy.
Her last project “The King: Eternal Monarch” was a huge mess in my opinion. Luckily, this time, its only 8 episodes and on Netflix, I expect to see a better-written script from her.