Joo Ji Hoon Talks About His Return To The Small Screen As Hot-Headed Prosecutor In “The Item”

MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama “The Item” revealed stills of Joo Ji Hoon as prosecutor Kang Gon.

Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, “The Item” will tell the story of a man and a woman that set out to uncover the secrets behind several mysterious objects with supernatural powers. Joo Ji Hoon will star as Kang Gon, a hot-headed prosecutor who becomes entangled in the mystery while attempting to save his beloved niece, and Jin Se Yeon will star as Shin So Young, a talented criminal profiler who remains perfectly composed even when faced with the most horrific of crime scenes.

Joo Ji Hoon, who received much love for playing various characters, is taking on the role of prosecutor for the first time through “Item,” which is drawing keen attention from the viewers. Although prosecutors have been appearing frequently in dramas, the viewers are interested in what kind of unique character Joo Ji Hoon will create with his skillful acting. On top of that, they are looking forward to Joo Ji Hoon’s fantasy acting, which is expected to shine in the drama as well.

In the released stills, Joo Ji Hoon looks completely immersed as Kang Gon, the man who is passionate about justice. From suits to a prosecutor robe, his outfits add another realistic tweak to his character. The production crew praised, “Joo Ji Hoon does various action scenes and emotional scenes in each episode. Despite the need for physical strength and time, he actively comes up with ideas and continues monitoring. We have no doubt that his hard-working efforts will be passed onto the viewers. Please look forward to it.”

Joo Ji Hoon also commented about his new character, saying, “He is a prosecutor who fights hard for justice. As a result, he is a very strong character who can’t tolerate internal corruption, is accused, is photographed, and is demoted.”

For the first time in four years, the actor will be making his small-screen comeback. He said, “It’s been a long time since I came back, and there’s been a lot of changes in the environment as well. I’m having an interesting time filming. I’m really curious about how the viewers will react because the drama has a much closer interaction with them.”

Then Joo Ji Hoon shared, “I’m working hard to get to you with a very fun and fresh story. I wish you all the best in the New Year.”

“The Item” premieres on February 11 at 10 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.

In the meantime, check out the latest teaser here!

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