Serial disappearances and revenge plots in KBS’s Justice
The latest still cuts from KBS’s new legal drama Justice have been released, featuring Choi Jin-hyuk (An Empress’s Dignity), Sohn Hyun-joo (Criminal Minds), and Nana (Kill It). Based on a 2017 web novel by the same name, this drama is about a lawyer, played by Choi Jin-hyuk, who deals with the devil to get revenge for his younger sibling, and in turn becomes corrupted himself.
Sohn Hyun-joo plays a man who becomes evil incarnate in order to protect his family. These two men become involved in an investigation into a serial disappearance case of actresses, and somehow it’s all linked to the most powerful VVIP’s in Korean high society.
Choi Jin-hyuk’s character is the best lawyer in the business with a high success rate, thanks to his keen mind for logic and eloquence. He’s known for mostly taking on cases that involve elite members of society, and in addition to that, he’s known for getting them off scot-free–at the very least with only probation. He makes an agreement with Sohn Hyun-joo’s character in order to get revenge for his sibling.
The character that Sohn Hyun-joo plays is the CEO of a company that specializes in cleaning up the “trash” for people in high society. Essentially, he’s a fixer amongst the elite who has amassed great power and wealth himself because of all the dirty secrets he knows and has helped cover up. For someone like him who will do anything for money and power, Choi Jin-hyuk is a necessary tool. But Choi Jin-hyuk still has his soul, and when parts of it shine through while investigating the serial disappearance case, it creates a wedge between these two men.
Nana stars as a Seoul prosecutor who never backs down in any circumstance. She became a prosecutor to follow in her father’s footsteps because he was once Prosecutor General. As a result, she’s unyielding (as her father once was) when it comes to the law, no matter who the charges are against. Perhaps because of her black-and-white judgement and actions, she’s famously known as a ticking bomb in her department.
Upcoming KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Justice, directed by PD Cho Woong and PD Hwang Seung-ki and written by Jung Chan-mi (School 2017), will start to air on July 17.
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