"Stove League" has confirmed that Jo Byeong-gyu will be appearing in the drama. Little is known about the project except that Namgoong Min will play the main role as a leader who takes control of a struggling team.
We do know that Jo Byeong-gyu's character, who is still unnamed, will play the young grandson of a traditional furniture maker whose association with the baseball team is based on following his parents' teaching of doing good to others because he was born lucky. His character is described as being filled with energy unknown even to himself.
Jo Byeong-gyu has appeared in many films and dramas since his debut in 2014 in "Slow Video". He performs roles important enough to warrant a name, but typically too brief to designate him as supporting cast. His most visible role to date was in the online movie "Dokdo Rewind".
Jo Byeong-gyu's casting is believed to be the result of his recent appearance on "Arthdal Chronicles", although he is also appearing in a regular spot in a variety show hosted by the cable network MBN. "Stove League" will appear on SBS sometime in November.
Written by William Schwartz
"Stove League" is directed by Jeong Dong-yoon, written by Lee Shin-hwa, and features Namgoong Min, Park Eun-bin, Jo Byeong-gyu. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/11/22~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 22:00 on SBS.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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