[News] Actor-singer Jang Keun-suk to star in new Coupang Play series ‘Chronicles of Crime’

Credit: Korea Joongang Daily
Actor-singer Jang Keun-seuk [TREE J COMPANY/YONHAP]

Actor-singer Jang Keun-suk is set to return to the small screen for the first time in four years in a new Coupang Play series titled “Chronicles of Crime” (tentative).

The series is a crime thriller about a detective portrayed by Jang who investigates unsolved crimes.

Other leads in the series are actor Heo Sung-tae who plays a con man and actor Lee Elijah who plays a reporter.

Coupang Play announced that the series will begin shooting this year.

Jang went on a hiatus in 2018 after enlisting to serve mandatory military service. He completed his service in July 2020 and has been working as a singer, releasing a Japanese chart-topping EP “Day by Day” in August last year.

His last on-screen appearances were in tvN’s “A Korean Odyssey,” SBS’s “Switch” and film “Human, Space, Time and Human,” all released in 2018.

Jang debuted as an actor in the HBS sitcom “Selling Happiness” in 1997. He is best known for starring in the Korean television dramas “Beethoven Virus” (2008) “You’re Beautiful” (2009) “Marry Me, Mary!” (2010) and “Love Rain” (2012). As a singer, Jang released his first EP “Let Me Cry” in 2011. The EP landed in the No. 1 spot on Japan’s Oricon single charts and he became the first non-Japanese act to have a debut single land at number one on the chart.

BY LEE JIAN [lee.jian@joongang.co.kr]

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