Seo Ji Hoon to star in King of Saju drama based on Become a Genius web novel – a very hard-working actor, eh?

Profile photo via Management Koo

25-year-old Korean actor Seo Ji Hoon has been cast in the upcoming King of Saju drama in the lead role of Geum Tae Young.

The new hero fantasy K-drama is based on the web novel Become a Genius written by Seommaeulkimssi (aka Cheonjae Yeoksulini Doeeossda or (천재 역술인이 되었다 in Korean)

No other information has been released yet, except that the drama will begin filming in early 2023, and will release some time next year.

Some news outlets are also reporting the title of the new drama is Four Lords, something we will know more about as more information becomes available.

Meanwhile, Seo Ji Hoon must be one of the busiest South Korean actors at the moment.

Not only is he filming Youth, starring Noh Jung Hyun, Ahn Ji Ho and Seo Young Joo, he has also recently ended work on the currently airing teen drama Revenge of Others, as well as on Seasons of Blossom earlier in the year.

Seo is also known for his previous work on dramas like My First Love, Meow, the Secret Boy (aka Welcome), Men are Men and Tale of Fairy.

The talented actor is represented by Management Koo.

You can currently watch many of Seo Ji Hoon’s previous dramas via Viki.

And, if you are not yet familiar with Seo Ji Hoon, check out Management Koo‘s vlog showing not only is he also a musician, but apparently an artist as well.  🙂


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.