tvN’s Liar Game remake confirms and adds to cast
Cha Soo-yeon, Lee Shi-hoo
The main lineup for tvN’s remake of the Japanese drama Liar Game has been settled, with Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, and Shin Sung-rok signing on (which we’d heard about when the actors were still in the consideration stage). Now the show has confirmed several more members who are joining its supporting cast; let’s take a look at the additions:
First up is Cha Soo-yeon (My Love Madam Butterfly, A Thousand Kisses), who’ll play the PD directing the show-within-the-show, which is also titled Liar Game. That’s the survival reality game in which our heroine, Kim So-eun, gets finagled into participating—she’s given a huge sum of money and told to trick her opponent out of his. When she ends up conned instead, she appeals to a master swindler (played by Lee Sang-yoon) to help her win the game.
Overseeing this whole process is our young, energetic PD, who weathers some public criticism for the sensationalist nature of the show. But she soldiers on, keeping her ambitious eye squarely on the ratings prize. Oh, I do hope the show manages to skewer the TV industry and its ratings obsession, just a little.
Meanwhile, rookie actor Lee Shi-hoo (who had small roles in I Hear Your Voice and High School: Love On) has been cast as a “pretty boy hacker.” Although in dramaland these days, pretty is just par for the course, isn’t it? He’s basically just a hacker. Other roles will be filled by Lee El (Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) and and familiar supporting actor Jo Jae-yoon (Empress Ki, Monstar), although we haven’t been given details on what their characters will be.
Initially, Liar Game had stated that it would be a 10-episode drama, but now it looks like the count is up to 12. The series will follow My Secret Hotel and premieres on October 20.
Lee El, Jo Jae-yoon