Jin Gu set to headline Untouchable on JTBC
Jin Gu, Jung Eun-ji, Kim Sung-kyun, Go Jun-hee
JTBC has announced the newest drama in its pre-production pipeline, titled Untouchable, and has just confirmed that Jin Gu (Night Light, Descended From the Sun) has signed on to headline. The production is also in talks with Jung Eun-ji (Sassy Go Go), Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1988), and Go Jun-hee (She Was Pretty), who are all reportedly “positively considering” the drama.
From the description, Untouchable sounds like it’ll be in the thriller-melodrama mold, being set in a fictional city where the Jang family has held power for three generations. The drama deals with the power battle that unfolds among them, as well as a hidden secret that our hero aims to uncover. Jin Gu is set to play Jang Joon-seo, the second son of Jang clan patriarch who is described as a determined man who doesn’t let himself be pushed around by those in power. After he loses the woman he loves, he resolves to get to the bottom of the circumstances that caused it. No descriptions have been provided for the other characters.
This drama comes from the PD Jo Nam-gook, director of The Chaser and Empire of Gold, both of which dealt with power and corruption and a struggle to assert dominance among the elite. It sounds likely that Untouchable will follow in their footsteps by being suspenseful and dramatic, and populated with flawed and complex characters. Writing is Choi Jin-won of Big Man and Masked Prosecutor, which I’m a little less excited about, but maybe this director is just the person to infuse the storyline with a strong dose of tension and conflict.
JTBC will air Untouchable following Lee Yeon-hee and Jung Yong-hwa’s travel drama The Package, which was announced ages ago and has wrapped filming for a while. The Package will premiere in October, which puts Untouchable’s run at the very end of the year.
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