The Acolyte: Lee Jung-jae will direct the series

Squid Game and South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae breaks into American entertainment with a series from Lucasfilm called The Acolyte. The actor gained global and critical acclaim as Seong Gi-hun in Hwang Dong-hyuk’s K-drama about a dysfunctional capitalist society. Lee is now ready to further expand his career by playing the male lead in a new one war of stars Series for Disney+.

'Squid Game' actor Lee Jung-jae starred in'The Acolyte.'
‘Squid Game’ actor Lee Jung-jae cast ‘The Acolyte’ | Andreas Rentz via Getty Images

Deadline broke the news on September 8th that Lee Jung-jae had been cast as the male lead The Acolyte. While the actor has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Korea, the Disney+ series will mark Lee’s first major studio role in an American series. News of his casting is big news as Amandla Steinberg will be joining him in the other lead role. The Acolyte: Lee Jung-jae will direct the series

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