Witch’s Court cast comes together for first script read
Smile-filled stills from the first script read for KBS’s upcoming legal mystery drama Witch’s Court (previously known as Don’t Trust Her) have been released. It’s been two years since Jung Ryeo-won (Bubblegum) was on television, and I’m excited to see her comeback as an ace prosecutor down on her luck. Yoon Hyun-min (Tunnel) plays her counterpart, an idealistic rookie prosecutor with great looks. They work together in the violent crimes department, specifically investigating pedophilia cases.
Jung Ryeo-won plays an ambition-driven woman who does whatever she needs to do in order to be promoted, until she gets knocked down from her rapid climb up the career ladder when she becomes involved in an unexpected case. On the other hand, Yoon Hyun-min plays a man who is much more naive; because of his idealistic belief in justice, he chose to become a prosecutor over becoming a doctor.
Jeon Gwang-ryeol (You’re Too Much) plays the main villain with cold charisma, while Kim Yeo-jin (Man to Man) plays the head of the female pedophilia investigations department. Lee Il-hwa (Man Who Sets the Table) will play Jung Ryeo-won’s warm-hearted mother for the drama, and Kim Min-seo (I’m Sorry, Kang Nam-goo) has also joined the cast in an unspecified role.
The promo for this drama has only just begun so it really wasn’t on my radar until now, but it sounds so interesting. When the title changed to Witch’s Court, instantly my mind went to Witch’s Romance where I first discovered Yoon Hyun-min. I can’t help but hope it’ll be a similar dynamic between the main characters: a noona workplace romance, which has already got me swooning.
Of course the drama could focus more on the cases, becoming more of a procedural than a romance. I think that would be awesome too, since Yoon is no stranger to that genre, having played a violent crimes detective in his most recent drama Tunnel. During the script read, PD Kim Young-kyun (Mary Stayed Out All Night) recognized that they were dealing with a sensitive topic in Witch’s Court, and promised to try to shed a new perspective on child rape cases through the work that’s portrayed, while at the same time providing an enjoyable viewing experience for drama watchers through the characters.
Monday-Tuesday drama Witch’s Court begins on October 9, after Lingerie Girls’ Generation ends.