On August 28, a source from Kim Kang Woo’s agency King Entertainment revealed, “Kim Kang Woo is confirmed to star as the ex-cop Kang Tae Woo for KBS2’s new drama ‘9.9 Billion Woman’ (literal title).”
“9.9 Billion Woman” is about a woman named Jung Seo Yeon (Jo Yeo Jeong) who coincidentally gets her hands on 9.9 billion won (approximately $8.2 million) in cash and a man called Kang Tae Woo who meets Jung Seo Yeon while digging up the truth about his younger sibling’s death.
Kang Tae Woo is a nonconformist with the nickname “crazy bull” for always charging forward without caring about what other people think when he sniffs out a case. After being falsely accused of taking a bribe, he leaves his dream job as a cop, and he wanders listlessly without any hope or goals when his younger sibling, his only source of pride, dies. While trying to uncover the real reason behind his sibling’s death, he meets Jung Seo Yeon.
Kim Kang Woo showed his romantic side through MBC’s “My Husband, Mr. Oh!” and played a crazy evil character in MBC’s “The Item.” His previous acting experiences raise anticipation for how Kim Kang Woo will portray both the cold and crude aspects of Kang Tae Woo as he chases the truth as well as his hidden affectionate side underneath his cold exterior.
Previously, Kim Kang Woo and Jo Yeo Jeong acted together in “Haeundae Lovers” back in 2012. This will be their first time reuniting in a drama in seven years.
“9.9 Billion Woman” is scheduled to premiere in November.