Set in 1960s Korea, a time of great social and political upheaval, Uncle Samsik tells the story of a young idealist man who is driven to turn his country’s fortunes around. The man attracts the attention of a shady fixer, who adapts to any situation and takes whatever steps necessary to help him accomplish his boss’ goals.
Song will play the fixer Pak Doochill/Uncle Samsik, and Byun Yohan (Mr. Sunshine, Six Flying Dragons) with the idealistic Kim San.
Written and directed by Shin, the series is notable for being the filmmaker’s first television project, as well as Song’s first appearance in a drama series. The pair worked together on Shin’s volleyball drama One Win and his black comedy Cobweb, both of which were released in 2023.
As well as Parasite, Song has starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, The Host and Memories of Murder, as well as Park Chan-wook Thirst, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Joint Security Area.
The 16-part drama is set to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2024.