Ji Jin-hee is sworn in as president in Designated Survivor: 60 Days
In high-stakes political-thriller drama Designated Survivor: 60 Days, bookish professor-turned-Minister of Environment Ji Jin-hee (Misty) suddenly becomes the temporary President of Korea when a terror attack on the National Assembly wipes out all the higher ranking officials in the line of succession. For better or for worse, people are looking up to him to lead them through this crisis, at least for the next sixty days.
In the newly released teaser, we get to see the moment when Heo Jun-ho (Kingdom) declares Ji Jin-hee to be the President of the Republic of Korea. Still in plain civilian clothing, Ji Jin-hee shows his confusion and dismay clearly through his expression. A 360-revolving shot captures his change into the role of president, with him wearing a poker-face and a suit. He narrates as a chess piece with a photo on it is knocked out of place, “A country that has lost its president. One remaining survivor. Designated Survivor: 60 Days.” Will he be able to protect his family and his country?
I feel like the synopsis of this drama would be great for an action movie, but it’s hard to keep tension in a story line for so long, so I’m curious to see how they extend that excitement to fill all the episodes of the drama series. However, the most attractive part about this drama may be its talented cast. From its lead Ji Jin-hee to veteran actress Bae Jong-ok (Live) to Heo Jun-ho (who has played some of the best villains in K-drama history) to rising actor Sohn Seok-gu (Mother), they’ve really lined up an amazing group of actors that can carry scenes with such charisma.
tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Designated Survivor: 60 Days will begin on July 1.
Via Hankook Kyungjae