American-Korean actor Daniel Henney is starring in an upcoming American prime time TV series Three Rivers. It’s a medical drama about famous transplant surgeons in a hospital in the United States.
He’s not the main lead but plays an important role as “a womanising surgical resident who’s broken as many hearts as he’s replaced.”
Alex O’Loughlin takes the leading role instead. Other co-stars include Katherine Moennig, Christopher Hanke, Alfre Woodard, Julia Ormond, Justina Machado and Amber Clayton.
Daniel made his name in South Korea as a top model before becoming an established actor. He’s probably best known in the west as Agent Zero in recent movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I’m not too familiar with American industry but I think it’s uncommon for an Asian to play any significant role in prime time series. I guess it’s a decent feat and a good thing for Asian American actors.
Update – CBS cancelled the show after a season, which is unfortunate. Better luck next time.