Ji Jin Hee To Play Leading Role In tvN's Korean Remake Of U.S. Series

Ji Jin Hee is set to lead a new drama!

His agency HB Entertainment confirmed the news on January 7 that Ji Jin Hee will play the leading role of Park Mu Jin in tvN’s “Designated Survivor.” He had previously been in talks to star in the drama and now it has been confirmed.

“Designated Survivor” will be a Korean remake of a popular U.S. series of the same name, and will tell the story of a bomb going off during a presidential speech, the terror attack causing devastation and leaving the head of the Ministry of Environment, 12th person in the line of succession, in charge to run the country. He must serve as the acting president for 60 days and protect his country and family from various forces.

Ji Jin Hee will take on the role of Park Mu Jin, the head of the Ministry of Environment and a former professor of chemistry at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His character has no political principles, ambitions, or greed for authority, he simply wants to bring out the best results in experiments and studies. With such an unlikely figure suddenly being put in charge of running the country, the drama plans to take a deep dive into Park Mu Jin’s anguish and confusion as he attempts to protect everyone.

HB Entertainment stated, “Ji Jin Hee will appear in ‘Designated Survivor.’ Over the years, he has received love for his layered characters and unmistakable presence, and we hope people will be excited to see what changes he undertakes as an actor for his new role in the new drama.”

tvN’s “Designated Survivor” is set to air in the first half of 2019.

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