Lee Sung-min joins Kim Hye-soo, Kim Mu-yeol in Netflix drama Juvenile Court
Kim Mu-yeol, Lee Sung-min
Casting has been confirmed for Kim Hye-soo (Hyena) and Kim Mu-yeol (Bad Guys: City of Evil) to star in Netflix’s upcoming drama Juvenile Court, and reports confirm that Lee Sung-min (Money Game) will also be joining the main cast.
The drama is about a judge who hates dealing with underaged offenders, but gets assigned to the juvenile division in a suburban district court house. As the story explores each criminal case, they aim to question how social environment plays a factor in the behavior of children and youth, and how the adults in their lives as well as society as a whole also share blame and responsibility.
Kim Hye-soo plays the central character, Judge Shim Eun-seok, the new judge at the district juvenile court house. Having a prickly personality, she is easily irritated, but she has impressive credentials and is more than capable in her job.
In contrast, Kim Mu-yeol plays the more down-to-earth Associate Judge Cha Tae-joo. He didn’t go to the best schools and doesn’t have any fancy connections, but he approaches his job with compassion for the youth. And he tries to be like a friendly uncle to them rather than a scary judge.
Lee Sung-min takes on the role of Kang Won-joong, the head judge at the juvenile crimes court, who is a complex thinker, ambitious, and charismatic. Although he has been working as a judge for 18 years and counting, with every decision he still continues to struggle with finding the balance between what is ideal versus what is realistic.
Written by Kim Min-seok and directed by PD Hong Jong-chan (Life, Dear My Friends), Netflix drama Juvenile Courts is currently in the planning stages and a release date has not yet been announced.
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