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The players line up on the chess board in tvN’s Designated Survivor: 60 Days

I love a good what-if story, and I’m excited to see if tvN’s Designated Survivor can live up to the high stakes of its story. This cast certainly has my expectations way up, with Ji Jin-hee (Misty), Lee Jun-hyuk (Are You Human Too), Heo Jun-ho (Kingdom), and Bae Jong-ok (Live) leading an impressive ensemble cast. All four feature in the second teaser released for the show, and I’m looking forward to watching all of them on the small screen come July.

The teaser begins by following three individuals from behind as they hurriedly walk to their destination. In voice-over, an anchorman informs the public that there has been a terrorist bombing at the National Assembly while the President was addressing the legislature, and goes on to haltingly say that the building as collapsed. We see Bae Jong-ok, playing the opposition party leader, being told by her bodyguard of the news that the National Assembly has exploded.

Lee Jun-hyuk’s character is curiously a member of the National Assembly who ran as an independent. I’m looking forward to know how he becomes a key figure in this story, especially because most of the major players hold prominent positions in the government. He is told by an aide that there is a “sole survivor,” as Heo Jun-ho, who plays the Korean equivalent of the Chief of Staff, informs a room full of officials of the President’s death.

The screen turns to the President’s office and a terrified-looking Ji Jin-hee, playing the Minister of Environment who suddenly finds himself as acting head-of-state. The teaser ends with quick shots of the burning National Assembly, Ji Jin-hee’s character’ signature on the document naming him President, and a chess board with all our main players’ faces taped to the pieces.

Designated Survivor will premiere on July 1.

Via Seoul Kyungjae

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i love Ji JIn Hee. that warrants a look-see for me.

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This is the first time EVER a political thriller drama has caught my attention on spot. And NOT because of the cast. Another first for me.

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I'm curious if the Korean process of designated survivor is the same as the America. Hopefully it's as good as its American counterpart.

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K-dramas do backstabbing political dramas better than the US and I'm looking forward to this series very much more than I ever did the US iteration. It helps the Korean series has a defined episode number (unlike the US version) which means the story can be tightly controlled.

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that's why in most cases kdramas are just way easier to digest. that being said, the pitfalls of no diversity behind screen shows everywhere lol. i think bc the country is a lot smaller too it's just bonkers i love it

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I DIDNT KNOW WEASEL KING IS HERE

I’ve always liked the premise of the original but am too lazy to watch that many episodes of a single drama. Yey for the kdrama adaptation!

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I had no interest in this drama, not even enough to click on the article, and then Mary says Weasel King is here. *click*

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Weasel looks good (so does everyone else).

And the premise! Clueless, geeky, non-trash politician so far removed from chain of command suddenly finds himself at the top when everyone else dies. Look at his glasses and KAIST jacket. An uwu!

Someone's gotta teach him how to fight dirty, quick.

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I had the exact same reaction -Weasel???!!!!

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I love that he is back to shady. I like him a lot, but couldn't go past APAD ep 4, and missed him badly.

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I know this is a serious-looking show, but hearing that he's from the independent party just reminds me of Yang Jung-gook in My Fellow Citizens XD

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Haven't watched that one yet. On the list right after I finish Nokdu Flower.

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*zips fingers*

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this is actually the reason why i don't watch other tv lmao. short, sweet, and OVER

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i'm a sucker for decently edited dramas and well-filmed ones (cos you can tell a lot of them have to be put together incredibly quickly) so this looks great...i also adore bae jung ok and live is one of my fav things ever. ji jin hee is also very hot!!! i need a bit more info, but i guess the story is like whodunit? loool

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Lee Jun-hyuk???? I hope he's just as bad as he was in Forest of Secrets. He was fantastic.

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oh I LOVE everyone!! excited.
Heo Jun Ho is electric on screen. Alwayss..

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Lee Jun-hyuk 😲😮

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I've obviously not been paying attention because I'm just finding out that Lee Jun-hyuk is going to be in this.

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