Ju Ji-hoon, Han Hyo-joo cast as leads in new drama 'Dominant Species'

From left, clockwise; Actors Ju Ji-hoon, Han Hyo-joo, Park Ji-yeon, Lee Mu-saeng and Lee Hee-joon are cast for new drama series "Dominant Species" (translated). [H& ENTERTAINMENT, BH ENTERTAINMENT, ALIEN COMPANY, HEERANG COMPANY]

Actors Ju Ji-hoon and Han Hyo-joo have been cast as the lead roles in the new drama series “Dominant Species” (translated), written by Lee Su-yeon of hit series “Stranger” (2017) and “Stranger 2” (2020).

Production company Ace Factory confirmed the news Thursday.

Set in an era where humans only consume cultured meat produced by in labs, the series revolves around mysteries related to the heads of genetic engineering company BF Group which dominates the cellular agriculture market.

Ju portrays soldier-turned-bodyguard Woo Chae-woon, and Han portrays BF Group founder and CEO Yoon Ja-yu.

Actors Lee Hee-joon, Lee Mu-saeng and Park Ji-yeon also feature in the series.

The series will go into production in the latter half of the year.