Sohn Hyun-joo, Jang Seung-jo, Lee Elijah sign on for new JTBC drama
Casting has been confirmed for JTBC’s upcoming crime procedural Model Detective with actors Sohn Hyun-joo (Justice), Jang Seung-jo (Chocolate), and Lee Elijah (Chief of Staff) playing leading roles.
The story takes a deeper look at the day in the life of police officers who stop at nothing in order to round up criminals and are dedicated to uncovering the truth.
Sohn Hyun-joo plays police detective Kang Do-chang, a veteran officer who’s been working in the violent crimes unit for 18 years. In investigations, he tends not to use scientific methods and his powers of deduction are decent at best. However, he has a wealth of experience that is unrivaled. He knows his way around all the city streets and back alley roads, and has a reliable network of sources. Fiercely tough and also loyal, in appearance, he gives off a friendly neighborhood ajusshi vibe.
Jang Seung-jo plays elite police detective Oh Ji-hyuk who is also in the violent crimes division. He comes from a well-off family and has been at his job for 9 years. However, having had a traumatic experience in childhood, he leads a very reserved life and shies away from connecting with other people emotionally. In contrast to Sohn Hyun-joo, he approaches cases with cool logic and is skilled at discerning people’s behavior and motives.
Lee Elijah plays reporter Jin Seo-kyung, who works for one of the top newspaper in the country, and has been in her job for 5 years. Due to her impulsive personality, she often acts without thinking and gets embroiled in many misunderstandings. However, she doesn’t stand down in confrontations and is bold about expressing her opinions.
On the production side, writer Choi Jin-won (Untouchable, Masked Prosecutor) and PD Jo Nam-gook (Untouchable, Last) will be working together again for JTBC’s new drama.
Model Detective is currently being planned to premiere in April 2020 and will be airing Mondays and Tuesdays.
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