South Korean actor Jang Ki-yong is set to enlist in the military after he’s done filming his upcoming series, Now, We Are Breaking Up.
Yesterday (July 26), his agency YG Entertainment announced that the actor will enlist on August 23 as an “active duty soldier” after production for Now, We Are Breaking Up wraps up next month. The company also noted that details of his enlistment, such as the time and location, will be kept under wraps in order to “prevent the spread of COVID-19”.
“This was an inevitable decision made for the safety of fans and reporters, so we ask for your understanding,” YG Entertainment added. “Please show support for Jang Ki-yong as he diligently completes his mandatory service and returns in good health.”
Now, We Are Breaking Up is set to air on SBS TV later this year. The series will be led by critically acclaimed actress Song Hye-kyo, who is making her grand return following a two-year acting hiatus. The show will also star Choi Hee-seo (2018’s Mistress) and Kim Joo-hun (2020’s Start-Up).
In May, Jang appeared in the popular tvN series My Roommate Is A Gumiho alongside Girl’s Day’s Hyeri. The series concluded with a total of 16 episodes on July 15.
In other K-drama news, Song Joong-ki recently returned to the set of upcoming film Bogotá on July 14 after a two-week self-quarantine. He had been in self-isolation since June 30, after an acquaintance of his had tested positive for COVID-19.