Stills of Ji Jin-hee’s friends and (maybe) foe in Designated Survivor
The more I hear about tvN’s Designated Survivor: 60 Days, the more excited I get, especially because of the impressive cast the show has lined up, with interesting characters to populate this what-if nightmare scenario. The show is only about two weeks out from its premiere, so the promo wheel is busy cranking out material, this time with stills of three key players in the political thriller, played by the ever-wonderful Heo Jun-ho (Kingdom), Kang Hanna (Familiar Wife), and Lee Jun-hyuk (Are You Human Too).
Designated Survivor, which is a remake of an American show with the same name, will follow Ji Jin-hee (Misty), who finds himself in the Blue House following a terrorist attack on the National Assembly that kills the president as well as everyone before him in the line of succession. As the former, rather low-rung Minister of Environment, Ji Jin-hee’s character will have to navigate his way as a fledgling and unexpected president, lead a nation reeling from a traumatic terror attack, all while trying to find the culprits behind the bombings. All in a day’s work, right?
Heo Jun-ho sounds like he’ll be playing a stalwart and much-needed guide to the newbie president. As Chief of Staff to the assassinated former President, his character will provide some stability and continuity in the Blue House as he takes Ji Jin-hee’s character under his wing. Lee Jun-hyuk, pictured in his Navy uniform, will be playing a politician without any party affiliations. He has a confident, engaging presence, and coupled with his attractive demeanor, he’s a favorite amongst the voters and the media, who view him as bringing a breath of fresh air into the halls of the National Assembly. Of course, that’s not all there is to him, and he’s described as having a moral compass that straddles the “line where good and evil meet.” I love those kinds of characters the best, since you can’t predict what they’ll do next.
Kang Hanna will play a character that has a little less to do with the Blue House or the National Assembly, normally. She’s an agent with the Counter-terrorism unit at the National Intelligence Service (Korea’s version of the CIA) who will be investigating the terrorists behind the attacks that killed the former president. She definitely values actions over words, which should put her at interesting odds with the slew of politicians in the cast, and she takes great pride in her job and serving her nation. I love me a badass woman, especially since it sounds like she’ll be the most competent fighter in the show, and I can’t wait to see her kick butt as she saves the knights-in-distress.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days will air on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will premiere on July 1.
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