|Yoo Teo will star in the international TV series "The Window." Courtesy of Acemaker Movieworks|
By Lee Gyu-lee
German-born Korean actor Yoo Teo will join the cast of the European-Japanese TV series "The Window," co-produced by Germany's ZDF Enterprises and Japan's Fuji TV.
The actor's agency C-JeS Entertainment announced Monday that Yoo has decided to take the role in the sports drama.
The 10-part thriller, drama series is about the world of international professional football and its multi-billion dollar business involving the players, agents and club owners in the sport.
It will revolve around a 17-year-old football prodigy Jordan Burdett (Samuel Jordan) who wins the interest of all major clubs in Europe. The competition to get his first professional contract turns into a dark conspiracy.
Yoo will play Cho Jae-hyun who is the son of a major club owner. He struggles to prove himself to his father while managing the team.
His character will bring in the thriller element to the story, the agency said.
"I'm excited to join this project as it's a co-production series between Asia and Europe, not to mention the excellent script. It will be interesting to learn how dramatic the business surrounding football is," he said through the agency. "Each character will portray a spectrum of genre and story throughout the series, including action, drama and romance."
Created and written by James Payne, the series is led by British director Adrian Shergold, known for the award-winning film "Pierrepoint", along with German directors Claudia Garde and Pieter van Hees.
Along with Jordan, English actors ― Mel Raido and Tommy Bastow ― and Belgian actress Lynn Van Royen will play the lead characters.
Yoo debuted with a minor role in the mockumentary "Actresses" in 2009 and has starred in various local and global projects. He rose to stardom with his lead role in the Russian film "Leto" (2018), a biographical film about Soviet rock legend Viktor Tsoi.