South Korean actor Song Kang Ho is making his comeback in television screen after 32 years! The Parasite actor is all set to star in the drama Uncle Sam Sik (literal title).
According to Korean media portal Soompi, the new drama series tells the story of desire and bromance of two men, Uncle Sam Sik and Kim San, who survived the turbulent period of the early 1960s in Korea. The drama will mark Song Kang Ho and director Shin Yeon Sik’s third collaboration after working together on two upcoming projects One Win and Cobweb (working titles) in succession.
Starring Song Kang Ho, One Win will be Korea’s first volleyball film, which director Shin Yeon Sik took charge of directing, writing, and producing, per the report. Director Shin Yeon Sik also co-produced and participated in the script writing for the film Cobweb, which is directed by Kim Ji Woon.
A source from the production company Slingshot Studio remarked, “Sam Sik, the main character of the 10-part drama series ‘Uncle Sam Sik,’ has a diverse narrative. Needless to say, it is expected that actor Song Kang Ho will breathe life into this character with exuberance. We will produce and present a high quality well-made drama to the viewers.”
On the work front, Song Kang Ho made his film debut in The Day a Pig Fell into the Well. The actor rose to international prominence for his performances in Snowpiercer (2013) and Parasite (2019), the latter of which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Picture. He was also awarded Best Actor at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Broker.