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English Title :  
Jang Youngsil
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Writer :  
Lee Myeong-hee
Director :  
Kim Yeong-jo
Cast :  
Song Ilguk, Kim Sangkyeong, Park Seonyeong, Kim Yeongcheol
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50min * 24eps



<Jang Yeong Sil> is a TV series depicting the life of Jang Yeong-sil, a prominent scientist of Joseon Dynasty in the 15th Century, who was born into the lowest class of commoners when Confucianism was deeply rooted and bound to live as a slave for the rest of his life. Jang managed to enter the royal palace, leading the technological advancement of Joseon Dynasty.

Song Il-gook as Jang Yeong-sil
Through a close collaboration with King Sejong the Great, Jang Yeong-sil was able to help Joseon Dynasty become the world’s most advanced nation in science and technology. Jang was a self-made man who used to be a man-slave but his life dramatically changed as he earned a position of a government official. Later events of his life, after Jang was held responsible for the problems found in a gama (a Korean sedan chair) he made for the king and expelled from the royal palace, were not recorded. Scientific inventions of Jang include clocks: Jagyeokru, Okru, Ilsung Jung Si Eui, Hyeonju Ilgu, and astronomical instruments: Gan Eui, etc.

Kim Sang-kyung as King Sejong
King Sejong was considered the greatest and wisest king of Joseon Dynasty. He made a bold decision to select talented scientists including Jang Yeong-sil to organize the astronomical system ---then thought to be the realm of emperors of China---, and established various systems. Even in the face of objections from officials, he persevered to lead Joseon’s advancement based on tolerance instead of a massacre.

Kim Yeong-cheol as King Taejong
He assassinated many to establish a new dynasty, but without him, the foundation of Joseon Dynasty hadn’t been completed. He and his son, King Sejong, had different governing philosophies, but King Taejong put a great effort to make his son a wise king. His excessive endeavors, however, brought tragedies as well.

Park Sun-young as Princess Soheon
Princess Soheon, a daughter of King Taejong and older sister of King Sejong, became a widow in her early years, but she never gave up on her life. One day, she met Jang Yeong-sil whom she had known when they she was young. Princess Soheon, with her gentle spirit, helps Jang and later falls in love with him. But her affection puts Jang in danger.



蒋英实(宋一国 饰)

世宗(金相庆 饰)

太宗(金英哲 饰)

昭贤翁主(朴善英 饰)



蒋英実(チャン・ヨンシル) cast ソン・イルグク

世宗(セジョン) cast キム・サンギョン

太宗(テジョン) cast キム・ヨンチョル

昭顕翁主(ソヒョンオンジュ) cast パク・ソニョン