Doctor Lawyer So Ji-sub returns in new promos with Shin Sung-rok and Im Soo-hyang
As we get closer to June, promos have been ramping up for MBC’s upcoming suspense drama Doctor Lawyer. Featuring the main cast, new character posters and a video teaser were put out this past week.
So Ji-sub (My Secret Terrius) stars as the eponymous doctor-turned-lawyer Han Yi-han. He was once well-regarded as a skilled physician in both general and cardiothoracic surgery. But when complications suddenly arise after a successful surgery, So is framed for malpractice and his license is taken away. Hell bent on getting revenge, So returns five years later as a lawyer who specializes in medical lawsuits.
Shin Sung-rok (Kairos) takes on the role of a Korean-American business man named Jaden Lee. How he becomes involved with So Ji-sub is not yet clear. But when So still worked at the hospital five years ago, Shin invested a large sum of money in the hospital’s foundation. Now he’s back to collect on his returns, but he’s got more up his sleeve than simply getting his money.
The third player in our story is prosecutor Im Soo-hyang (Woori the Virgin), who plays the character Geum Seok-young. She firmly believes that criminal rehabilitation comes from serving penalties and not from forgiveness or considerations. However, she is also passionate about protecting the wrongfully accused and will do her utmost best to prove their innocence.
The new video teaser begins with So Ji-sub in surgery as he brags, “You’ve seen it the most, me saving patients” and his colleague gives a thumbs up in return. However, the music remains ominous and So is shocked when he sees what hospital director Lee Kyung-young (Again My Life) is doing. Lee reassures So, “I promise, I will take responsibility for everything that happens in this surgery. Please perform the surgery.” While the others look worried, So replies, “I will trust you.”
We then cut to a drowsy So Ji-sub dropping his drink and passing out on his bed. Back at the hospital, a doctor calls So over for help and an alarmed So asks what’s happening. They try their best, but are unable to resuscitate the patient and So holds back tears as he solemnly pronounces the death. The teaser then jumps to So getting blamed for what happened. The judge sentences him with two years in prison, but with a two-year deferral.
An angry Im Soo-hyang confronts So Ji-sub afterwards, “I’m going to personally make sure that doctors who kill people but don’t pay for their crime are punished.” In the next sequence, we get a close-up of each of the main cast members, including Lee Dong-ha (Hospital Playlist 2) and Lee Joo-bin (Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick). The teaser comes to a close with everyone looking back to see So Ji-sub entering the court room. Shin Sung-rok gives a small smile as he drawls, “Han Yi-han, the medical malpractice lawyer,” to which So replies, “Why are you all so surprised? Did you think you would never see me again?”
Written by Jang Hong-chul (Class of Lies) and directed by PD Lee Yong-seok (Haechi, Village: Secret of Achiara), Doctor Lawyer premieres June 3 in the Friday-Saturday slot on MBC.