'Tunnel' star Choi Jin Hyuk is currently in talks to act in new MBC medical drama, 'Hospital Ship' (working title).
A G-Tree Creative representative stated on May 26, "Thanks to 'Tunnel', he has been receiving many casting offers. 'Hospital Ship' happens to be one of the many projects being considered. Casting has not been officially confirmed yet."
It appears Choi Jin Hyuk has been offered to play the role of a medical doctor Kwak Hyuk, a gentle and kind-hearted physician. The role is drastically different from his character in OCN's 'Tunnel.'
Speaking of which, Choi Jin Hyuk received much praise for his acting as a hot-headed detective Park Kwang Ho, traveling through time in order to solve a 30-year-old case in 'Tunnel'. Viewers were kept on the edge of their seats as ratings sky-rocketed.
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'Hospital Ship' tells the story of local doctors visiting homes and providing hospital care on a small island. Actress Ha Ji Won has been confirmed to play the female protagonist. It's scheduled to air in August.