Korean actress Lee Yo-won [GTB Entertainment]
Korean actress Lee Yo-won is set to take on a role in an upcoming SBS series tentatively titled "49 Days," returning to the small screen after a year and three month hiatus.
"Lee will portray a double role -- one named Song Yi-kyung and another named Shin Ji-hyun who is possessed by a spirit," an official from her agency GTB Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone on Friday.
"49 Days," which will also star actors Jung Il-woo and Nam Gyu-ri, tells the story of Song E-soo (played by Jung) who takes the souls of people the moment they die. The show is written by famed scenarist So Hyun-kyung whose works include hit TV series "Brilliant Legacy" and "Princess Prosecutor."
The new drama will take over the Wednesday and Thursday night slot in March after current medical series "Sign" finishes its run.
Lee, 30, made her debut with a role in the movie "Scent of a Man" in 1998 and has since appeared in a number of dramas and films. She became a household name after starring in the MBC historical series "Queen Seon-deok" in 2009 alongside Ko Hyun-jung and Kim Nam-gil.
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