Jang Young Sil - Not just a story about invention!

Drama series follows the life Jang Yeong-Sil: a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong-Sil was born in the lower class nobi. King Sejong notices his abilities and brings him to the palace. King Sejong grants him a chance to display his abilities. He invents tools like astronomical instruments, iron printing press and a water clock.

Song Il Gook is reported to have felt great responsibility to take on the role of a historical figure that the nation respects and admires. In addition, despite Jang Young Sil’s advances in the field of science, there is not much in historical records about him. In preparation for the role, Song Il Gook is said to have studied up on the character and consulted the script often.

“‘Jang Young Sil’ is a production that we’ve worked on for a long time in order to live up to the reputation of KBS’s historical dramas,” the production staff said. “Song Il Gook and the other actors are working hard in anticipation of the day the viewers see the first episode. Please anticipate it.”

This is scheduled for January 2. For more info check out Soompi