Chun Woo-hee, Yoo Joon-sang consider new SBS legal thriller Falsify
We’re about to be up to our eyeballs in prosecutors, which seems to be the hot career choice for drama characters this year. On the heels of their latest hit drama Defendant, SBS has announced that they’re going to produce a new legal drama called Falsify, about prosecutors and reporters. Offers are out to Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) and Yoo Joon-sang (Pied Piper) to play the leading roles, and they’re considering favorably.
The drama is about a world where the truth has been turned upside-down, and a prosecutor and a journalist who aim to turn that world right-side up. Between this drama, Defendant, Whisper, Beware This Woman, and While You Were Sleeping, it sounds like SBS plans to fill their entire year with legal eagles. The new series comes from PD Lee Jung-heum, who was the second PD on Jealousy Incarnate and directed the drama special I’m After You, and writer Kim Hyun-jung, a junior writer on Who Are You–School 2015 who also wrote drama specials Junior High Student Miss A and Her Perfect Day.
Chun Woo-hee is up to play a prosecutor in the violent crimes division who has never shown weakness in her entire life. She graduated at the top of her class and was under a spotlight at the prosecutor’s office for being the youngest female prosecutor in history. She’s success-driven and forthright and outspoken, which leads her peers to be envious or suspicious of her.
Yoo Joon-sang has been offered the role of a journalist (which he also played in his last drama, Pied Piper), a cynical, stubborn, prickly ajusshi who’s a skeptic with a lot of grievances to air. He was once a famed legend at the city desk, but because of his lack of filter and inflexible personality, he made enemies of the newspaper bigwigs.
It sounds like we can expect a hard-hitting drama about good people doing the right thing and going against corruption, which is understandably a popular theme in Korea right now. Film actress Chun Woo-hee has received quite a number of drama offers in recent months, but none of the projects have worked out; fingers crossed that this will be the role to draw her back to dramaland.
Falsify is slated to air on Mondays and Tuesdays following Whisper and My Sassy Girl, which puts the premiere in July.
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