Song Joong Ki’s new drama “The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” has caused a frenzy online as clippings of the highly anticipated series are still circulating.
On Twitter, netizens and fans were ecstatic at the glimpse of the Hallyu star’s return to the small screen as he played revenge-driven Jin Do Joon.
Directed by Jeong Dae Yun of “W,” “She Was Pretty,” “I am Not a Robot,” and “King2Hearts,” and written by “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” writer Kim Tae Hee, the upcoming series is based on the novel Web of the same name that depicts the story of a loyal employee who was betrayed by his chaebol boss.
Netizens find Song Joong Ki lookalike for his new role
As JTBC prepares for the long-awaited release of “The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate,” netizens are finding an uncanny resemblance between Song Joong Ki’s new role and a K-drama villain.
In a report cited by a media outlet, fans said the actor’s new character looks a lot like Joo Dan Tae from “The Penthouse,” played by Uhm Ki Joon.
Based on photos leaked online, Song Joong Ki looked dashing in a smart suit and tie and donned classic glasses.
— kath 🐳 (@kdramatreats) August 25, 2022
Interestingly, this is also Joo Dan Tae’s signature look in the K-drama trilogy.
With this, fans made some hilarious and somehow creative comments that Song Joong Ki’s new character harbors a “Vincenzo” face but Joo Dan Tae’s outfit.
Others even mentioned that he could pass as the younger brother of the K-drama villain.
Song Joong Ki Transforms Into The Reborn Son Of Chaebol
In “The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate,” Song Joong Ki played the role of Yoon Hyun Woo who worked for Jin Yang Chul (Lee Sung Min) the CEO of a conglomerate for more than 10 years.
Despite his loyalty to his boss, he was accused of embezzlement and murdered by his men. Interestingly, the roles turned for Yoon Hyun Woo after he was reborn to become the youngest son of his boss, Jin Do Joon.
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With this, he sees this as an opportunity for revenge and plans to take over the business.
In the K-drama directed by Song Joong Ki, he teams up with Shin Hyun Bin, who plays prosecutor Seo Min Young from the anti-corruption department.
(Photo: Shin Hyun Bin and Song Joong Ki Official Instagram)
She is also known as the “Sunyang Group Family Grim Reaper”, for leading the investigation regarding the family’s illegal hereditary inheritance activities. This is also where she meets the youngest son, Jin Do Joon.
Joining the trio are Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, Kim Nam Hee and more while Song Joong Ki will reunite with his “Vincenzo” co-star Jo Han Chul.
(Photo: Jo Han Chul’s Instagram)
Release Date and Where to Watch ‘Youngest Son in a Conglomerate’
The upcoming K-drama began shooting from September 2021 to April 2022 and is expected to premiere in 2023.
As for its broadcast, viewers could watch Song Joong Ki’s “Youngest Son of a Conglomerate” via JTBC.