Lee Bo-young, Lee Sang-yoon lead script read for SBS’s Whisper
I’m looking forward to a few of the spring dramas, but this is the one I’m most excited about. Punch, Empire of Gold, and Chaser writer Park Kyung-soo is reuniting with the PD of Punch for a new series on SBS called Whisper, and the first production stills have been released of the cast and crew gathered for the show’s table read. Stars Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Lee Sang-yoon (On the Way to the Airport) are reuniting four years after their hit weekend drama My Daughter Seo-young, and this time they’ll team up to uncover the massive corruption and abuse of power that stems from the biggest law firm in the country.
The drama is about a man and a woman who start out as enemies, become allies, and end up lovers. They’ll risk their lives for that love, as they go up against a powerful law firm that abuses the law to make the rich richer and keep the power in power. Lee Bo-young stars as a police detective who’s determined to undo the injustice done to her father, and butts heads with Lee Sang-yoon over her personal revenge. He plays a brilliant judge who made the wrong choice one time in order to survive, but he’ll make up for it as he searches for the truth alongside Lee Bo-young.
Kwon Yul (Bring It On, Ghost) plays a star lawyer at the corrupt law firm, a sharp and ambitious man whose dream is to inherit the firm someday. Park Se-young (Beautiful Mind), meanwhile, is the actual heiress—she’s the spoiled daughter of the law firm’s CEO, played by veteran Kim Gab-soo (The K2).
The show has an extended cast of veteran actors, including: Kim Hae-sook (Saimdang, Light’s Diary) as Lee Bo-young’s warm-hearted mother (yay!), Kang Shin-il (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) as her righteous father, Kim Chang-wan (Hwarang) as Lee Sang-yoon’s no-good father, and Kim Seo-ra (Woman’s Secret) as his stepmother.
I know it’ll mostly be a thrilling power battle involving corruption—as most of writer Park Kyung-soo’s dramas are—but I’m also looking forward to the budding romance between the leads, especially when Lee Bo-young’s character is described as a tough cop who suddenly turns into a young girl around her crush. I ship them already.
Whisper airs on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning March 27 after Defendant ends its run.
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