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Ji Jin-hee, Lee Mi-yeon courted for a new JTBC legal thriller drama

Upcoming drama Undercover, based on a 2016 BBC show by the same name, has announced its top candidates for lead actors. Ji Jin-hee (Designated Survivor: 60 Days) and Lee Mi-yeon (Answer 1988) have both confirmed that they have received the script and are reviewing it favorably, although nothing is set in stone.

In the original BBC Show, a criminal justice lawyer begins to doubt and suspect her cop husband when her personal life undergoes scrutiny for a highly coveted new position as Director of Public Prosecutions. As more and more evidence comes to light, his past comes back to haunt them both.

There’s quite a bit of interest regarding Lee Mi-yeon’s possible comeback because aside from her special appearance in Answer Me 1988 in 2015, her last real drama was ten years ago in Merchant Kim Man-deok. Despite their similar ages, debut periods, and timeline to rise in popularity, it looks like Lee Mi-yeon and Ji Jin-hee have not collaborated on a significant project together so it’ll be interesting to see if they pair up this time.

Currently, there’s no information regarding a possible air date for Undercover, but it will tentatively be broadcast on JTBC.

Via Xports News, Newsen

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I'm happy to say "welcome back" to another fantastic veteran leading lady. I love Lee Mi-yeong just as much as I love Kim Hee-ae, Lee Young-ae, Choi Myung-gil etc.
I fell in love with her acting in one of my fave sageuks "Empress Myeongseong" aka "The Last Empress" (2001). Moon Geun-young played the teenage empress and they were equally mesmerizing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pVuhKFp-io
(theme song "If I leave" by Jo Su-mi)
Another version by Eun-Ji https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se6iCPanGkU

It's too bad this is not a sageuk because these two would be so perfect together.
I'd also love to see Yoo Ah-in in a sageuk with Lee Mi-yeon, his dream girl.

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Amazing cast, will keep this on the list to watch. What is up with all these remakes?!

I really enjoyed the BBC drama which cast Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester in the lead roles. I remember binging this show in a weekend and thinking it's taken until 2016 to have a drama with an amazing black cast and centred around a real, complex family who happen to be black, and issues that are still relevant today.

Am excited to see what case the remake will focus on and hopefully the 16/18/24 episode format will develop the characters and storyline even further than the BBC version.

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Ji Jin-hee!

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@korfan,
My reaction too. ;-)

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oh boy do i have so many things to say about this from the original to the remake but i'll spare you all. ji jin hee is hot though so i might fuck around with it. MIGHT. but LOL, i do not think ...

anyone is equipped to handle this story but i'm glad there's not gonna be black actors in this. at the same time, again, lol

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*anyone and damn sure not south korea from the source material lmao but it might be a messy as hell watch and twists and turns are fun if theyre evocative and well written!! still gonna critique it though!!!

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Yes that is the fun! I hope it is better than the original :)

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I have low tolerance for legal and medical drama. This years quota is already filled by Hyena and Hospital playlist.
The cast looks amazing.
Hopefully it will break my one legal drama per year rule. I did break my rule for medical drama with Hospital playlist, so keeping finger crossed.

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