Yoo Joon-sang gives a toast in new stills from JTBC’s Elegant Friends
New stills have been released featuring the main ensemble cast of JTBC’s upcoming mystery drama, Elegant Friends.
The story is about a group of five men who have been friends for 20 years. They’ve been lucky to all lead happy and peaceful, yet ordinary, lives. After a sudden death, everything changes. Long-buried secrets are exposed, and conflicts rise anew within the tightly knit group.
Yoo Joon-sang (What’s Wrong Mr. Poong-sang) plays the glue of the group, Ahn Goong-chul. At work, he is a passionate and hard-working head of department. And at home, he is an affectionate and romantic husband to Song Yoon-ah (Secret Mother).
Song plays a psychiatrist named Nam Jung-hae, who seems standoffish on first impression due to her perfectionist tendencies. Once you get to know her though, you can see that she has a warm heart and desires to be loved.
Bae Soo-bin (A Pledge to God) takes on the role of divorcé Jung Jae-hoon. He has a guarded personality and usually wears a poker face that makes it difficult to tell what he’s thinking or feeling. In contrast, Kim Sung-oh (Hwayugi) plays the goofy Jo Hyung-woo, who often seems immature next to his wife. He works as a director on adult films and continues to wait for the day when one of his movies will become a blockbuster hit.
Jung Suk-yong (No Second Chances) plays the oldest of the friends, Park Choon-bok. His wife is 12 years younger than him and they have a young daughter together. In order to financially support his family, he spends most of his time working two jobs. Kim Won-hae (Chocolate) plays the character Chun Man-shik. In recent years, he’s been stuck in a rut and is going through the motions. Although he’s tired of his monotonous government job, he also has trouble with change.
Han Da-gam (Touch) — previously known as Han Eun-jung — plays Baek Hae-sook. Beautiful, straightforward, and easy to get along with, she was the woman all five friends fell in love with back in their younger days. However, following the spread of a strange rumor, she disappeared without a trace. 20 years later, she suddenly appears again, but to what ends?
Directing for the drama will be done together by PD’s, Song Hyun-wook (Beauty Inside, Another Oh Hae-young) and Park So-yeon; and scripts will be done collaboratively as well by writers, Park Hyo-yeon and Kim Kyung-seon.
Mystery drama Elegant Friends is currently set to premiere in just 2 weeks on July 10, and will be airing Fridays and Saturdays on JTBC.