Kim Hye-soo, Joo Ji-hoon are on the prowl in new character teasers for SBS’s Hyena
New video teasers have been released for SBS’s upcoming legal drama Hyena, featuring lead actors Kim Hye-soo (Signal) and Joo Ji-hoon (Item).
The story is centered around the fiercely competitive world of elite lawyers; it will show how easily people become like hyenas in the wild. These lawyers are willing to do whatever it takes to survive and to fight to come out on top. The law is merely their means and their tool, while their hearts are set on money alone.
Emphasizing the idea of lawyers being hyenas, the newly released teasers are a parody of animal wildlife documentaries. A narrator is used to describes each character in their video, as if observing an animal in the wild, and refers to them both as “hyenas.” To further highlight the parallels with their animal counterparts, the scenes are also inter-cut with shots of real-life hyenas and other animals.
In the video for Kim Hye-soo’s character, Jung Geum-ja, the narration starts with: “This hyena has strong survival instincts.” As he speaks, we see Kim trudging down an alley way when someone tries to assault her and she bites down on their arm in defense. The narrator continues that, “She has an incredible nose for the smell of money and can easily track it down.”
In a tight sequence of shots, Kim Hye-soo sniffs a wad of money, spies on a fancy garden party, and talks excitedly to someone on the phone while making a hand gesture for money. The narration explains, “As she is a hyena, she never lets go of her prey. This is because she knows how to fight.” Dressed in a red tracksuit, we see Kim making a bold entrance and thoroughly enjoying herself at a party. In between the shots, a large text screen displays, “Bite!” and the teaser ends with a close-up of Kim Hye-soo smiling.
In Joo Ji-hoon’s video, the narrator introduces his character Yoon Hee-jae by saying: “This hyena is number one when it comes to being thorough and finishing up his business without any loose ends. This ensures he doesn’t have to waste time after a job has been completed.” As he speaks, we see Joo Ji-hoon working hard in the courtroom and the office, as well as being diligent in his leisure activities.
In the next sequence, Joo and his colleague drive to the court house and walk through a crowd of media press. The narration continues that, “He calculates his every move, follows traditional tactics, and doesn’t let go of any opportunities.” A text screen appears saying, “Rip!” and the narrator explains, “He is a clever fighter.” A series of shots show Joo Ji-hoon practicing dance moves in the hallway and in the car, celebrating a success, and making a toast. The teaser comes to a close with a close-up of Joo smiling.
Writing for SBS Hyena is Kim Roo-ri and directing will be done by PD Jang Tae-yoo (You From Another Star. Tree With Deep Roots). The drama is currently set to premiere February 21, and will be airing Fridays and Saturdays following Stove League.
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