The Good Wife signs Yoon Kye-sang, moves to Friday-Saturday
The leading cast has been confirmed for tvN’s remake of The Good Wife, with Yoon Kye-sang signing on to play Jeon Do-yeon’s love interest who reenters her life when she goes back to work, following the public disgrace of her prosecutor husband Yoo Ji-tae. The series is also moving to the Friday-Saturday timeslot following Dear My Friends, which means that the premiere will be delayed a little. On the upside, the slot is tvN’s prime real estate, and I think it’ll do well there.
The programming change actually came about because of the upcoming tvN drama Woman With a Suitcase, which was originally being planned for the post-Dear My Friends slot. But the drama is having some trouble casting its leading lady, so The Good Wife has been scheduled in its place. That doesn’t really take care of the problem that now they don’t have a Monday-Tuesday drama ready to premiere in June, but I’m sure they’ll come up with something?
Jeon Do-yeon stars as a woman who returns to her law career after spending years as a mother and wife. Her prosecutor husband gets embroiled in a scandal, leading her to go back to work to support her family, and in the process she rediscovers herself. Yoon Kye-sang will play her friend, a fashionable, cosmopolitan bachelor who runs a law firm with co-CEO Kim Seo-hyung.
He’s someone who knows how to be warm and gentle with clients but doesn’t necessarily trust anyone at their word. He’ll help Jeon Do-yeon by giving her a job as an associate, where she’ll compete with fresh-out-of-law-school newbies like Lee Won-geun; After School’s Nana will play her assistant. Okay, the cast is set and my expectations are high… Now begins the wait till July.
The Good Wife now follows Dear My Friends (which follows Memory) and premieres Friday, July 8.
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