Kam Woo-Sung, Jang Dong-Yoon, and Park Sung-Hoon are cast in SBS drama series “Joseon Exorcist” (literal title). The drama series mixes real life historical figures and fantasy elements. For the drama series, Kam Woo-Sung will play King Taejong, while Jang Dong-Yoon and Park Sung-Hoon will play two of his sons. Jang Dong-Yoon will play Prince Chungnyeong and Park Sung-Hoon will play his eldest son Crown Prince Yangnyeong. An evil spirit comes out to fight against the monarchy.
“Joseon Exorcist” will first air sometime next year in South Korea.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: When Prince Lee Bang-Won of Joseon patrolled the northern region, he faced an evil spirit which wanted to dominate human beings. Prince Lee Bang-Won was able to seal away the evil spirt.
Now, Lee Bang-Won has ascended to the throne and has taken the title of King Taejong (Kam Woo-Sung). He is cool-headed, but a powerful king. King Taejong is proud of the fact that he helped his father establish the Joseon dynasty. He also feels heavy guilt from killing so many people during the founding of Joseon. The evil spirit which King Taejong sealed away in the past resurrects itself on the land of Joseon. To seal the evil spirit away, King Taejong must again fight the evil spirit.
Meanwhile, King Taejong has sons Crown Prince Yangnyeong (Park Sung-Hoon) and Prince Chungnyeong (Jang Dong-Yoon). Prince Chungnyeong’s only interest is to learn academics. He suddenly faces a crisis caused by the evil spirit. To protect the people of Joseon, Prince Chungnyeong jumps into the war against the evil spirt.
Crown Prince Yangnyeong seems full of confidence. He actually lives with chronic anxiety over whether he will be recognized by his father King Taejong. He tries to be recognized by his father, but his actions never seem good enough. Nevertheless, King Taejong has a strong desire to have his first son Crown Prince Yangnyeong become the next king. Greed then consumes Crown Prince Yangnyeong to enter into a contract with the evil spirit.