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Drama: Goryeo-Khitan War


Genre: historical

Network: KBS2

Episodes: 32

Director: Jeon Woo-Sung (Bargain, Your House Helper, Strongest Deliveryman,The Fugitive of Joseon), Kim Han-Sol

Writer: Lee Jung-Woo (The King of Tears, Lee Bang-Won, Strongest Deliveryman, Gunman in Joseon)

Release Date: November 11, 2023- March 3, 2024

Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 21:20

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A story of King Hyeonjong of Goryeo and Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam-Chan (Choi Soo-Jong). They unite the people of Goryeo to one and lead a war against Khitan.



Choi Soo-Jong as Gang Gam-Chan

Kim Dong Joon as King Hyeonjong of Goryeo

Ji Seung Hyun as Yang Gyu

Lee Min Young as Empress Cheonchu

Lee Shi Ah as Queen Wonjeong

Kim Eung Soo as

Baek Sung hyun as King Mokjong of Goryeo

Jo Ryeon as Gang Gam-Chan`s wife

Kim San Ho as Jeong Seon

Kim Hyuk as Emperor Shengzong of Liao

Lee Won Jong as Kang Jo 


















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February 20 2023

Choi Soo-Jong cast in KBS1 drama “Goryeo Khitan War”


Choi Soo-Jong is cast in a co-lead role for KBS1 drama series “Goryeo Khitan War” (working title). The historical drama series will follow the lives of King Hyeonjong and Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam-Chan from Goryeo as they fight a war against Khitan. Choi Soo-Jong will play Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam-Chan.

“Goryeo-Khitan War” will start to air sometime in the second half of this year.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: A story of King Hyeonjong of Goryeo and Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam-Chan (Choi Soo-Jong). They unite the people of Goryeo to one and lead a war against Khitan.







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by Lily Alice, February 20, 2023
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The upcoming KBS saga The Goryeo-Khitan War (working title) will mark the return of the veteran actor Choi Soo Jong to the small screen. He will be making a comeback through the show for the 50th anniversary of KBS public broadcasting. 




The Goryeo-Khitan War K-drama will mark Choi Soo Jong's first historical drama in 10 years since The Great King's Dream (2012). His famous previous works include Into the FlamesPresidentand Dae Jo Yeong, among others. 

The period drama tells the story of King Hyeonjong, the 18th emperor of the Joseon dynasty of Korea who brought the entire empire together and led the war against Khitan to victory with the help of his mentor and commander-in-chief of the Goryeo army Kang Gam Chan. 

Choi Soo Jong will play the role of General Kang Gam Chan. The Goryeo-Khitan War follows the 26-year war between the Goryeo Dynasty and the Khitan Empire - the strongest empire of its time - and the glorious victory of General Kang Gam Chan, who also triumphed in the Battle of Guiju. The drama will portray the victory of the dynasty of Goryeo led by its wise emperor Hyeonjong. 

The directors of the movie are Jeon Woo Sung (whose famous works include Strongest Deliveryman and Your House Helper) and Kim Han Sol ( known for his extraordinary work in Three Kingdom Wars - Imjin War 1592). The screenplay is penned by Lee Jung Woo who also drafted  Gunman In JoseonStrongest Deliverymanand The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won

The Goryeo-Khitan War is scheduled to air in the second half of 2023.



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[Exclusive] Choi Soo-jong ‘Goryeo Georan War’, KBS2 weekend drama




The new saga drama 'Goryeo-Khiran War' meets viewers as a KBS 2TV weekend drama.

As a result of Donga.com's coverage, KBS plans to organize 'Goryeo-Khitan War' on two TV channels, Saturday and Sunday. The specific organizing time is being coordinated.


'Goryeo-Khitan War' (working title/Screenplay Lee Jeong-woo/Director Jeon Woo-seong, Kim Han-sol) is a special planning galactic drama for the 50th anniversary of KBS public broadcasting. It contains the story of Gang Gam-chan, who was a political teacher and commander-in-chief of the Goryeo Army.


Actor Choi Soo-jong returns to a historical drama 10 years after 'The Great King's Dream' and takes on the role of General Kang Gam-chan. General Kang Gam-chan was a 70-year-old civil servant, but he was a hero who gained the trust of King Hyeonjong, the 8th king of Goryeo, and led the victory in the Battle of Guiju, a battle where the fate of the country was at stake.


Viewers' expectations are already high for the comeback of Choi Soo-jong, who led KBS's heyday of historical dramas with 'The Great King's Dream', 'Dae Jo-yeong', 'Haesin', and 'Taejo Wang Geon'.


In addition, PD Jeon Woo-seong of 'Your House Helper' and 'Strongest Delivery Man' and PD Kim Han-sol, who worked together with Choi Su-jong in 'Imjin War 1592', will co-direct, and Lee Jung-woo, writer of 'Taejong Yi Bang-won', 'Strongest Delivery Man' and 'Joseon Gunman' will co-direct. writes the screenplay .

‘Goryeo Georan War’ is accelerating production with the goal of airing on KBS 2TV weekends in the second half of this year.



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But I am not sure of if it is going to be shown on KBS1 or KBS2 as the King of Tears was shown in KBS1.


I am not sure either. Some articles say KBS1 and others KBS2. I personally think it will be on KBS1 like King of Tears but we`ll see.

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April 26 2023

Kim Dong-Joon cast in KBS2 drama “Goryeo-Khitan War”


Kim Dong-Joon is cast in KBS2 drama series “Goryeo-Khitan War” co-starring Choi Soo-Jong. The historical drama series is set during the Goryeo dynasty. Kim Dong-Joon will play King Hyeonjong, who was the 8th ruler of Goryeo and lived from 992 – 1031. At that time, Goryeo was under constant attack from Khitan. King Hyeonjong became the king at the age of 19 and he tried to unite the people of Goryeo to fight against the Khitan. His political teacher at the time was Gang Gam-Chan (Choi Soo-Jong), who was also the military commander of the Goryeo army.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: A story of King Hyeonjong of Goryeo and Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam-Chan (Choi Soo-Jong). They unite the people of Goryeo to one and lead a war against Khitan.





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by lo_ve, April 26, 2023
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ZE:A's Kim Dong Jun is officially returning to the K-drama scene. 

On April 26, Kim Dong Jun's agency MAJOR9 announced that Kim Dong Jun will be the main lead of the upcoming KBS 2TV's new K-drama The Goryeo-Khitan War

This will be the grand comeback of Kim Dong Jun after he enlisted in the military. 

Kim Dong Jun began his military service in July 2021. In January of this year, the idol actor got officially discharged. After a few months, Kim Dong Jun finally picked his first project. 

The ZE:A member began his acting career in 2010. Since then, he has participated in several K-dramas while also being active as a ZE:A member. 

Kim Dong Jun is known for being part of the K-dramas The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War 2, My Husband Got a Family, Aftermath, My Lawyer, Mr. Jo, Black, About Time, Chief of Staff, More Than Friends, and more. 

Before Kim Dong Jun enlisted in the military, he made a special appearance in the 2021 K-dramas Dramaworld Season 2 and Summer Guys. His last work was supposed to be Joseon Exorcist, but the series was canceled after only two episodes.




The Goryeo-Khitan War will reveal the story of King Hyeonjong of Goryeo and his battle against Khitan and his commander-in-chief Kang Gam Chan. 

The upcoming K-drama will be the next work of directors Jeon Woo Sung and Kim Han Sol, and writer Lee Jung Woo. The series will be produced by Monster Union and Bib Studios. 

Kim Dong Jun will play the role of King Hyeonjong. He is the eighth King of Goryeo. He became a King at the age of 19 and already faced several difficulties at the beginning of his throne. One of which is the invasion of Khitan to Goryeo.

Aside from Kim Dong Jun, actors Choi Soo Jong and Ji Seung Hyun will also lead the series. 

The Goryeo-Khitan War will be part of the special plan of KBS for its 50th anniversary. The upcoming K-drama will premiere in the second half of 2023.








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News bites: April 27, 2023

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Kim Dong-joon (More Than Friends) announced his first post-army project, joining Choi Su-jong (My Only One) and Ji Seung-hyun (Curtain Call) in KBS’s upcoming sageuk The Goryeo-Khitan War. Kim will be playing the revered King Hyun-jong, who was the eighth ruler of Goryeo and had a very interesting parentage. [KBS]



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by Hazel Jung, May 20, 2023
According to Star News on the 20th, Lee Min Young has been cast as Empress Cheonchu in the new KBS historical drama The Goryeo-Khitan War.

The Goryeo-Khitan War tells the story of Emperor Hyeonjong of Goryeo, who united Goryeo and led them to victory against the Khitan, and General Gang Gam Chan (played by Choi Soo Jong), who was his political mentor and the commander-in-chief of the Goryeo army. It is part of KBS's special 50th-anniversary project for historical dramas.

Lee Min Young will portray Empress Cheonchu, the granddaughter of Goryeo's founder Wang Geon and the wife of King Gyeongjong. She is also the mother of Mokjong. She was a central figure in the power of Goryeo during the reign of King Mokjong but was exiled due to a rebellion.

In the role of Empress Cheonchu, Lee Min Young is expected to play a significant role in the early development of The Goryeo-Khitan War. She will show a different side of Empress Cheonchu compared to Chae Shi Ra, who portrayed the character in the KBS historical drama "The Iron Empress" in 2009. The transformation of the charismatic Empress Cheonchu and how she will be reborn this time has garnered attention.

Additionally, actor Gong Jung Hwan has been cast as Kim Chi Yang, known as Empress Cheonchu's lover.

The Goryeo-Khitan War is scheduled to air in the second half of this year, with Choi Soo Jong, Kim Dong Joon, Ji Seung Hyun, Lee Won Jong, Lee Shi Ah, and others appearing in the drama.
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July 21 2023

Teaser trailer for KBS2 drama “Goryeo-Khitan War”


Teaser trailer added for KBS2 drama series “Goryeo-Khitan War” (literal title) starring Choi Soo-Jong & Kim Dong-Joon. The drama series is set in the 17th century and follows Commander Gang Gam-Chan (Choi Soo-Jong) and King Hyeonjong (Kim Dong-Joon). The teaser trailer has Choi Soo-Jong stating at the 25 second mark “We are sure to win.”

“Goryeo-Khitan War” is now set to first air November, 2023 in South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: A story of King Hyeonjong (Kim Dong-Joon) of Goryeo and Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam-Chan (Choi Soo-Jong). They unite the people of Goryeo to one and lead a war against Khitan.







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Lee Min-young confirmed to appear in 'Goryeo-Khitan War'... First authentic historical drama since debut


Actor Lee Min-young challenges his first historical drama acting through 'Goryeo-Khiran War'. On the 24th, Lee Min-young's side announced that she would appear as Empress Dowager Chunchu, a charismatic woman from Goryeo, in the historical drama 'Goryeo Georan War', a special project for the 50th anniversary of KBS public broadcasting.




KBS 1TV's historical drama 'Khiran War' is the story of 'Hyeonjong' (Kim Dong-jun), the 8th king of Goryeo who led the war with the Khitan to victory, and his political mentor and commander-in-chief of the Goryeo army, 'Kang Gam-chan' (Choi Soo-jong). Lee Min-young plays the granddaughter of King Taejo Wang Geon of the Goryeo Dynasty, Empress Dowager Cheonchu. She is charismatic as the consort of Gyeongjong and the mother of Mokjong, the 7th king of Goryeo. After Gyeongjong died early, her son became Mokjong, the 7th king, and he was seized by desire while commanding Goryeo. She hits the airwaves in November.




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News bites: September 11, 2023

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Promising an epic-scale sageuk of all sageuks, KBS’s The Goryeo-Khitan War dropped a new teaser as well, showcasing leads Choi Su-jong (My Only One), Kim Dong-joon (More Than Friends), Ji Seung-hyun (My Dearest), and many others. Coming to our screens this November, PD Jeon Woo-sung (Strongest Deliveryman) and PD Kim Han-sol (Imjin War 1592) are at the helm with scripts by Lee Jung-woo (The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won). [News]



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20230914115747_kim-dong-jun-900%C3%97600Kim Dong Jun Is A Tolerant King In Upcoming Historical Drama

Sep 15, 2023
by E. Ezeji

Upcoming Drama “Goryeo-Khitan War” (working title) has shared stills of Kim Dong Jun!

“Goryeo-Khitan War” tells the story of King Hyun Jong, whose tolerant leadership united Goryeo to win the war against Khitan, and his political mentor and commander-in-chief of the Goryeo army Kang Gam Chan (Choi Soo Jong).

Kim Dong Jun plays Hyun Jong, the eighth ruler of Goryeo and the monarch who helped establish the foundation of the Goryeo dynasty. After becoming King at the age of 19, Hyun Jong experienced a difficult start to his reign when his kingdom was invaded by 400,000 Khitan troops, but with the help of his political mentor General Kang Gam Chan, he repelled the invasion and led Goryeo to victory.

The released stills give viewers a glimpse of different sides of the character Hyun Jong. In one still, Hyun Jong is dressed as a monk, making viewers wonder why he was forced to become a monk and how he went from being a monk to becoming a king. Kim Dong Jun perfectly embodies the tolerant King Hyun Jong with his charismatic aura and a gentle smile and eyes.



The production team of “Goryeo-Khitan War” commented, “Kim Dong Jun’s character Hyun Jong ascends the throne at a young age, but his life has many twists and turns. Please watch how he transforms to become a true king for the sake of his country and his people.”

“Goryeo-Khitan War” is set to premiere sometime in November.




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In the meantime, the dark days of The Goryeo-Khitan War begin this November on KBS and the new poster takes us straight into the turmoil with our hero sitting amid the palace ruins. Headlined by Kim Dong-joon (More Than Friends) and Choi Su-jong (My Only One), production for the sageuk is in the hands of PD Jeon Woo-sung (Strongest Deliveryman), PD Kim Han-sol (Imjin War 1592), and writer Lee Jung-woo (The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won). [News1]





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Kim Dong-joon takes the throne in KBS’s The Goryeo-Khitan War

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More promos have come thundering in for KBS’s grand sageuk The Goryeo-Khitan War, showcasing our soon-to-be king Kim Dong-joon (More Than Friends) as well as the influential general Choi Su-jong (My Only One) in a new group poster and video teaser.

Based on a trilogy novel series by Gil Seung-soo, the historical takes us to the war front of Goryeo during the Khitan invasions. In the teaser we open with the menacing threat of the Khitan (Liao Dynasty) Emperor Shenzong (Yayul Yoong-seo in Sino-Korean) – played by Kim Hyuk (Cruel Palace – War of the Flowers) – as our young Buddhist monk Wang Soon (Kim Dong-joon) pleads for mercy.



But the experience awakens the sleeping dragon within our hero’s heart and the sequence takes us through his transformation as he establishes his reign as Goryeo’s King Hyeonjong. Fun side fact: Hyeonjong descended from both Goryeo and Silla royalty, but he was an illegitimate child, born from a scandalous affair between a queen dowager and her uncle (who was a prince himself as the son of Goryeo’s first king).

Despite Hyeonjong’s brave resolve, the teaser also shows us the weight of his struggles and General Kang Gam-chan (Choi Su-jong) appears by his side to support him, encouraging Hyeonjong to stay strong. In the final sequence, we cut to Hyeonjong’s coronation and as he looks out at the crowds, the teaser closes on the voiceover toasting to his future: “All the people of Goryeo are now Your Majesty’s subjects, Your Majesty’s soldiers. You will become a true king.”

With production co-directed by PD Jeon Woo-sung (Strongest Deliveryman) and PD Kim Han-sol (Imjin War 1592), and scripts penned by Lee Jung-woo (The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won), KBS’s 50th anniversary special The Goryeo-Khitan War will be airing on weekends starting November 11.



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News bites: October 11, 2023

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More stills have dropped for KBS’s The Goryeo-Khitan War as well, suiting us up for a long battle with Choi Su-jong (My Only One) and Lee Won-jong (Bait) rallying the troops. Placing Kim Dong-joon (More Than Friends) as our young King Hyeonjong to lead the nation, the grand sageuk begins its epic tale on November 11 in the weekend slot. [News1 (1), (2)]




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News bites: October 15, 2023

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The mood is tense on KBS’s The Goryeo-Khitan War as well – albeit, for very different reasons – and the latest teaser has our leads at the brink of battle. Standing at the warfront, we have Kim Dong-joon (More Than Friends), Choi Su-jong (My Only One), and Ji Seung-hyun (My Dearest) headlining the cast, as we await the sageuk’s premiere on November 11. [News1]




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