Writer Lee Soo Yeon, who wrote the dramas “Secret Forest” and “Life,” will produce a new drama titled “The Dominant Species.” Ace Factory, an entertainment agency and drama production company, announced on September 8 that it cast Ju Ji Hoon, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Hee Joon, Lee Mu Saeng, and Park Ji Yeon to star in the drama.
“Dominant Species” is set in a time when humans only eat cultured meat produced by culturing animal cells. The story begins as one person after another doubts the path of the CEO of BF, a biotechnology company that has dominated the cultured meat market.
Ju Ji Hoon plays Woo Chae Woon, a former military bodyguard who graduated from the Naval Academy, and Han Hyo Joo plays Yoon Yoo Yu, the founder and CEO of BF Group, a cell culture meat company. Lee Hee Joon is Prime Minister Seon Woo Jae, Lee Mu Saeng is a founding member of BF Group and is in charge of growing media technology, and Park Ji Yeon is the planning director and lawyer of BF Group. .
Drama production is expected to begin in the second half of next year, and specific details such as the release schedule and lineup have yet to be decided.
Ju Ji Hoon’s first starring role was in the 2006 hit drama “Princess Hours.” Her other notable works include “The Devil,” “Antique,” “Mask,” “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds,” and its sequel, “The Spy Gone North”, “Dark Figure of Crime”, “Kingdom” and “Jirisan”.
Han Hyo Joo is best known for her starring roles in TV series such as “Heaven & Earth” (2007), “Iljimae” (2008), “Brilliant Legacy” (2009), “Dong Yi” (2010) for which she won the coveted Best Actress award at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards, “W” (2016) and “Happiness” (2021).
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