First script read for tvN’s courtroom mystery Confession
So many reasons to be excited for this one! I’ve pretty much loved Yoo Jae-myung (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky) in everything I’ve seen him in, so I’m excited to see him headlining tvN’s upcoming Confession, alongside 2PM’s Junho (Greasy Melo). The whole cast of the tvN show recently gathered for a table reading, and the production has released the stills in anticipation of its premiere next month.
The show will deal with a particular aspect of the criminal justice system, double jeopardy, and the people who search for the truth shadowed by that rule. Junho’s character is that of a defense lawyer, who chose his occupation because of his desire to save his father on death row. Though I expect him and Yoo Jae-myung to eventually work together, they start off on the wrong foot. Yoo Jae-myung’s character, for his part, is a former detective who is chasing the truth behind a case that was wrongly decided, according to him, 5 years ago. The synopsis doesn’t elaborate whether that case involves Junho’s father, but since this is a drama, I’d say it were a safe bet to assume there’s some relationship.
Shin Hyun-bin (Mistresses) will play Junho’s best friend, a former journalist who is as passionate as she is unabashedly odd. Other supporting cast members include Nam Ki-ae (Boyfriend), Yoon Kyung-ho (The Crowned Clown), Lee Ki-hyuk (Greasy Melo), and Jung Hee-tae (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2). I’m also excited by who will be in the director’s chair: Kim Chul-gyu, who directed last year’s Mother, will be returning to tvN for the courtroom mystery, and I look forward to seeing what he brings in this newest drama.
Confession will premiere on March 23, and will take over tvN’s Saturday-Sunday slot.
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