Prominent actor Ju Ji-hoon is reportedly cast to lead a new Korean drama based on the popular medical webtoon “Severe Trauma Center – Golden Hour” (working title).
“Kingdom” Star Ju Ji-Hoon is In Talks to Lead a New Korean Drama Based on Popular Webtoon “Severe Trauma Center – Golden Hour”
On September 15, Korean Media reported that prominent actor Ju Ji-hoon is currently reviewing an offer to play the lead role in a forthcoming webtoon-based Korean drama, “Severe Trauma Center – Golden Hour.”
“Severe Trauma Center – Golden Hour” is a famous webtoon based on a web novel by Hansan Lee Ga (Dr. Lee Nak Joon). He is an otolaryngology specialist, a YouTuber, and a web-serial writer. Meanwhile, Hong Bichira created the medical illustrations for the webtoon.
The web novel was inspired by the autobiographical essay “Golden Hour” by Professor Lee Kuk Jong of Ajou University College of Medicine. However, since a real doctor wrote it, the stories and characters have captivated the readers. Currently, season 2 of the webtoon is still ongoing.
What is “Severe Trauma Center – Golden Hour,” a Webtoon-based Korean Drama About?
“Severe Trauma Center – Golden Hour” follows the development of the Severe Trauma Center team centered on Baek Kang Hyuk. He is the director of the Severe Trauma Center, as well as a novice professor at the university hospital.
Aside from being the Severe Trauma Center director, he is a skilled surgeon. With a solid mission to save every patient, he is famous as the savage angel and dubbed the hand of God.
In the beginning, when the writer wrote the web novel, he had several Korean actors as candidates to play the lead role, Baek Kang Hyuk. They were Hyun Bin, Gong Yoo, Ju Ji-Hoon, or So Ji-Sub. Meanwhile, Park Bo Gum and Im Si Wan were the candidates to play the role of Yang Jae Won. And Kim Tae Ri and Kim Da Mi were the candidates for Seo Han.
Ju Ji-Hoon to Play the Character of Baek Kang Hyuk
In the meantime, Ju Ji-hoon is considering the offer to play the character of Baek Kang Hyuk. And if Ju Ji Hoon accepts the offer, the upcoming drama will mark his return to medical drama after “Medical Top Team” in 2013.
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