Namgoong Min eyes prison drama Doctor Prisoner
Namgoong Min (Handsome Guy Jung-eum) is looking to take a more serious turn for his next project, a KBS drama titled Doctor Prisoner that he has been offered and is reportedly considering, which would have him playing a doctor on a revenge mission.
Doctor Prisoner centers around an ace doctor in a university hospital’s emergency care center, a skilled professional who treats his patients with full devotion and without discrimination. However, his medical license gets suspended as a result of a medical malpractice incident that arises when the hospital board director causes a ruckus. He then gets his certificate as a medical internist and applies to work at a prison, where his plan is to cozy up to all the bigshots there—business tycoons, celebrities caught for doing drugs, sports stars guilty of gambling—and to win allies, with the ultimate goal of getting revenge against the hospital that ousted him. To do so, he’ll get rid of the existing prison chief doctor and claim the spot for himself.
I do love Namgoong Min in comedy roles best—he’s so aggressively eccentric in a really unique way (see: Chief Kim, Beautiful Gong Shim)—so I almost don’t want him taking time away from comedies to do more dramatic roles, but he is also a strong dramatic actor (Remember—Son’s War, Falsify) so I can’t mourn too much. Just a little, though.
Doctor Prisoner will be directed by PD Hwang In-hyuk of Laurel Tree Tailors and Assembly and will air on KBS in March 2019.
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